Autommatic, Wordpress developers have done this because their main service wordpress.com uses the same feature. Today this feature is very popular if you are doing something more than a personal blog about cats. Nodebb has a ton of examples of how other forum services (like Reddit) were made. Maybe it will be their way too. In any case, I hope that someone will make a plugin that allows you to use one file base and easily manage many forums from one place.
How easy is it to setup nodebb on VPS?
I am thinking of buying VPS from DigitalOcean (or may be Linode) as they both have VPS starting from $5 which is excellent.
My question is how easy is it to setup on VPS? Because I only know about PHP/MySQL/.Net and I have never done such installation before.
It's fairly simple as long as you have some experience with the Linux command line.
Installing NodeBB on a VPS with dependencies installed is very easy. You need to type a few commands in the terminal. The skills you would need is almost same as ability to copy paste commands from available tutorial. Try Ubuntu as OS. Good luck.
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