Zulip is a powerful, open-source group chat application that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations.
Zulip is completely free and ideal for teams that need to customize their collaboration tools for their needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
To run a Zulip server, you will need:
A dedicated machine or VM
A supported OS: Ubuntu 20.04 or Ubuntu 22.04 or Debian 11 or Debian 12
A supported CPU architecture:
x86-64 or aarch64
At least 2 GB RAM, and 10 GB disk space
A hostname in DNS
Credentials for sending email
For more details, refer to the system requirements.
Zulip is a team collaboration and chat platform that distinguishes itself with its threaded conversation model. It is designed to enhance communication and streamline discussions in team environments. Common use cases for Zulip include:
Team communication, project management, code collaboration, remote work and distributed teams, customer support, educational institutions, open source projects, human resources (HR) and employee engagement, event planning and coordination, emergency response and crisis management, and custom integrations.
Zulip differentiates itself from other messaging platforms through its unique features and design choices:
Threaded Conversations: Zulip’s threaded conversation model is a standout feature. It organizes discussions into topics, and each topic can have multiple threads. This helps maintain context, reduces noise in channels, and makes it easier for users to follow specific discussions.
Stream and Topic Organization: Zulip uses a structure of streams and topics to organize conversations. Streams are channels for specific subjects or teams, and topics represent specific discussions within streams.
Granular Notifications: Zulip offers granular control over notifications. Users can choose to be notified only for mentions or specific keywords, reducing notification overload and allowing users to stay focused on relevant discussions.
Wide Range of Integrations: Zulip supports a variety of integrations with third-party tools and services. This includes integrations with version control systems, issue trackers, and other productivity tools, allowing teams to centralize their workflow within Zulip.
Real-Time and Asynchronous Communication: Zulip supports both real-time and asynchronous communication. Users can participate in real-time chat or catch up on discussions asynchronously by reading and responding to messages at their own pace.
Here’s why Kamatera stands out as the most compelling option for Zulip hosting:
Cutting-edge hardware: Kamatera leverages Intel Xeon Platinum processors and NVMe SSD storage, guaranteeing exceptional performance for your solution.
Global network reach: With 18 data centers strategically located across four continents, Kamatera provides low-latency access to your server, regardless of your users’ geographical locations. This minimizes lag and ensures consistent performance for geographically distributed teams.
Elastic infrastructure: Kamatera’s infrastructure seamlessly scales to accommodate your growing needs. You can easily add or remove resources on-demand, without downtime or performance bottlenecks.
Industry-leading security measures: Kamatera prioritizes security by implementing data encryption, access control mechanisms, vulnerability scanning, and compliance with industry standards like PCI DSS and SOC 2.
24/7 Support: Kamatera’s dedicated support team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or issues you may encounter with your Zulip hosting.