How to Install Discourse Forum with LightNode VPS?
Discourse is a modern, open-source forum and discussion platform designed for the next decade of the Internet. It functions as a mailing list, discussion forum, and chat room all in one, promoting civilized discourse and community building. Its real-time updates and expansive feature set encourage engaging and dynamic discussions. Built with responsiveness and extensibility in mind, it integrates seamlessly with mobile devices and can be customized or expanded with plugins to fit various community needs. Discourse aims to foster meaningful communication in a user-friendly environment.
Here's a detailed guide with the necessary commands to install Discourse on LightNode Ubuntu VPS:
bash <(wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/discourse/install-rails/main/linux)
git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse.git ~/discourse
to clone the repository into your home folder.
Create a role with your system username using
cd /tmp && sudo -u postgres createuser -s "$USER"
Navigate to the Discourse folder with
Then install gems and JS dependencies using
After that, create and migrate the database using
RAILS_ENV=test bin/rails db:create db:migrate
To start the rails and ember servers.
Create New Admin:
Create an admin account with
And follow the prompts.
For more details, refer to the Discourse Meta guide.
What is Discourse forum VPS?
- Discourse VPS is a virtual private server optimized for running the Discourse forum software, offering dedicated resources and enhanced performance for a robust community platform.
Can I change IP address in LightNode?
- Yes, LightNode provides two chances to change your IP address for free.
What configuration do I need to open to install Discourse?
- According to Discourse's official documentation, you need a VPS with at least 2v cores, 4GB RAM, that way you get the best experience.