Snikket Server

Your own messaging server in a box

What is Snikket?

Snikket is a messaging platform that is different to the mainstream messaging apps. Instead of entrusting your conversations and messages with proprietary servers “in the cloud” that analyze and sell your data, we like to do things a little differently.

Snikket lets you run your own service, that you control, on the system of your choice. This can be one of our hosted Snikket instances or your own server running on a cheap virtual private server (VPS) or even a small physical device such as a Raspberry Pi.

Instead of your messaging app connecting to hidden far-away servers managed and owned by a large corporation, your Snikket app will connect directly to your personal Snikket server, wherever you choose to run it.

What does a Snikket server do?

The Snikket server lets you create and manage user accounts, and acts as a central safe place to manage your data. Snikket supports multiple devices on a single chat account, it keeps track of which ones are online, and helps deliver messages reliably from person to person.

As well as allowing everyone on a Snikket server to chat with each other, it also supports communicating with people on other Snikket servers. Each individual Snikket instance forms part of a global network with the potential to rival existing mainstream messaging providers.

Where do I start?

Glad you asked!

Hosted by us

For non-technical folk, we recommend starting out with our easy Snikket hosting service, where you can sign up and get started with Snikket in just a few minutes.

Run it yourself

If you’re more the technical type, and know your way around the command-line, you’ll definitely be able to run your own Snikket service using our open-source software on your own server. We have prepared a simple quick-start guide guide especially for you :-)