I have realized why they are charging at least 20$/month for a hosted Unifi controller solution – one of the reasons for this price is that it actually took me a few days to set it up right.
I bought a VPS (OVH.com) for about 5$/month and installed Unifi controller on which I have added (migrated) all my costumers Unifi APs.1. My choosen OS is Ubuntu 16.04 Server (64 bits, Linux Kernel 188.8.131.52.48)
2. Add the Unifi repo so you can install Unifi with apt-get command
I like to use NANO editor.
nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/100-ubnt.list and add “deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/debian stable ubiquiti” so you can install and update the controller.
Don’t forget to install Java 8.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer and to verify:
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default
Since there is a known kernel problem with the jsvc and that stopped Unifi controller from running normally so I added this commands to solve it.
echo “JSVC_EXTRA_OPTS=\”\$JSVC_EXTRA_OPTS -Xss1280k\”” | sudo tee -a /etc/default/unifi
UniFi Video (NVR):
echo “JSVC_EXTRA_OPTS=\”\$JSVC_EXTRA_OPTS -Xss1280k\”” | sudo tee -a /etc/default/unifi-video
4. The GPG keys are needed for the new repo.
sudo apt–key adv —keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com —recv C0A52C50
5. Update and install Unifi