fresh install after system reboot nodebb blank page

  • Hello,

    I managed to install nodebb with below configurations and it is working like a charm now. But if i REBOOT my vps, when i go to my forum page i can't see default categories anymore there are only nodebb logo and login and register buttons but they don't work also.

    *nodebb working on unix socket,
    *redis server working on unix socket,
    */opt/nodebb chowned by nodebb user,
    *i started nodebb by nodebb user, not as root with ./nodebb start
    *i didn't implement any upstart, forever or Supervisor rules
    *i didn't add nodebb to systemd for auto-start (/lib/systemd/system/nodebb.service)

    my config.json;

        "url": "",
        "port": "/tmp/nodebb.sock",
        "secret": "145a922f----------------------",
        "database": "redis",
        "redis": {
            "host": "/tmp/redis.sock",
            "password": "longlongpass",
            "database": "0"

    My proxy settings; maybe this helps someone | apache 2.4+ | while nodebb on unix domain socket.

    ProxyRequests off
    SSLProxyEngine On
    RequestHeader set X-Forwarded-Proto "https"
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}  ^/            [NC]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} transport=websocket    [NC]
    RewriteRule /(.*)           ws://$1 [P,L]
    ProxyPass / unix:/tmp/nodebb.sock|
    ProxyPassReverse / unix:/tmp/nodebb.sock|

    Thanks in advance.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    Seems like Redis is not installed properly, and is not saving to disk.

    Check redis logs for errors.

  • Yes, you are right, thank you. My redis.conf file was broken. As usual, at the end of the day redis error finds you ! Finally setup is done.

    My nodebb setup experience = Hey nodebb ! if you want to grow you have to support MySQL. It isn't important how fast redis is because it does not give confidence any time.

    Best Regards,

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