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Setting Up a Video Streaming Service with PeerTube


Implementing PeerTube on ServerStadium’s infrastructure (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) offers an innovative solution for video streaming, providing a scalable, federated, and community-driven alternative to traditional video platforms.


  • A ServerStadium VM or dedicated server (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) with a recommended minimum of 2 cores and 2 GB RAM.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux server administration, Node.js, and PostgreSQL.
  • Domain name pointing to your server for SSL configuration.

Step 1: Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Choose a Server: Opt for a ServerStadium server that meets the resource requirements for streaming video content.
  2. Server Setup:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Dependencies

  1. Install Node.js, npm, and PostgreSQL:

    Install the required dependencies:

    sudo apt install nodejs npm postgresql

Step 3: Install and Configure PeerTube

  1. Download PeerTube:

    Fetch the latest PeerTube release from the official GitHub repository.


    Replace X.Y.Z with the latest version number.

  2. Extract and Configure:

    Extract the archive and navigate to the extracted directory. Configure PeerTube as per the official documentation, particularly the production.yaml file.

Step 4: Set Up PostgreSQL Database

  1. Create a PostgreSQL User and Database:

    sudo -u postgres psql postgres=# CREATE USER peertube WITH PASSWORD 'your-password'; postgres=# CREATE DATABASE peertubedb OWNER peertube;

Step 5: Configure Reverse Proxy

  1. Set Up Nginx or Apache:

    Configure a reverse proxy (e.g., Nginx, Apache) to handle HTTP requests for PeerTube. SSL configuration is recommended.

Step 6: Run PeerTube

  1. Start PeerTube:

    Inside the PeerTube directory:

    npm install npm run build npm start

Step 7: Access PeerTube Web Interface

  1. Access Your PeerTube Instance:

    Open your web browser and navigate to your server’s domain to access the PeerTube instance.


Your PeerTube instance on ServerStadium is now ready, providing a robust platform for hosting and streaming videos. Customize your PeerTube instance to fit your community or organizational needs. For additional support, visit our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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