@So-Confused Don't use the dev version, it's not guaranteed as stable.
Follow this guide for Ubuntu. It's more up to date. Include v0.6.x in your git pull as per the instructions.
Awesome, I got it set up. Thanks!
How do I host my NodeBB forum for everybody on the world?
please somebody @administrators
@alexsir The documentation has all of the steps for setting up and configuring NodeBB. Your site becomes public if the URL / IP is accessible to the internet.
@teh_g but what shall I type as URL?
Not to be rude/judgemental, but you will need some technical understanding to successfully deploy and maintain your own NodeBB installation.
The official docs are a great place to start, but they won't hand-hold you through registering a domain, configuring DNS, etc.
If you don't want to tackle that, NodeBB have paid plans that they will manage for you.
@chrisb but how do I host it public without an domain?
This guide takes you through the steps of deploying on a DigitalOcean Droplet (VM), after which the VM would be accessible via IP.
This time everything should be fine and we have successfully installed NodeBB on DigitalOcean. Your forum will be available on http://<droplet-ip=address>:4567
@chrisb on the IP in DigitalOcean shall I type in :4567?
@alexsir Yep, I guess that's the port NodeBB is configured to listen on my default. At the end of that guide, there's a link to another guide that explains how to configure nginx as a proxy - which would allow you to either configure a domain to point to your NodeBB process, and/or omit the port from the URL.