I just want to say thanks to you guys for such a relatively smooth install process. Of course I had some hickups, but hey, I'm a programmer so that's to be expected.
That said, I'm not a web developer, though I do know JS. So here are a couple questions I have:
I got my NodeBB up in a DigitalOcean Droplet right now. My DNS servers are currently propagating but right now, I need to go to myIP:4567 to access my board.
I was following this tutorial and at the bottom, the author recommends using NGINX as a proxy to the NodeBB. This is where I'm confused. Why would I want to do this and do you guys recommend doing this? Is there a better way to get my domain to route directly to the board (its a NodeBB site entirely, no subdomain).
In addition, do you have any other "get up and running" advice for me? I still need to set up my keypair for security reasons on my Droplet. I'm also going to have to apply SSL to the Droplet. Anyone have experience with that?
This is sorta like a "Droplet noob/NodeBB noob pro tip" kinda thread. Can't wait to get this thing hooked up completely hopefully tomorrow. 3-4 hrs of work isn't bad for setting all that up after not doing web dev/node for about 6 months! Definitely want to stress extra security measures though as this is going to be an InfoSec website, lol.