Easiest thing now, get the 3.4 and older API for apps from Atlas and use the URI in the setup and voila.
Just got the developers edition, how can i, or is there a way to host it for free with a dedicated ip?
On dedicated server, vps or localhost?
You can setup it everywhere. Node.js and a db like mongdb or redis is required. I have docker packages for this but if you don't have the skill you need a techi like me to help you out
NodeBB is designed to work best under a virtual private server. Using a traditional hosting service is not recommended as they do not have the capabilities to power NodeBB effectively.
Thank you for your interest in NodeBB!