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.
- The code and instructions can be found here at our project repository
- Full instructions can be found in our Documentation Portal
- We recommend DigitalOcean to host your NodeBB, you'll get a month free just by registering with this link. You can also try applying the 10TOSHIP coupon to get another two months free, and as an added bonus, you'll be helping us out too!
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Is it possible to install NodeBB site on XAMPP?
No, but not because it is Apache. XMAPP is a platform for PHP and Perl. NodeBB is written in NodeJS. No language can run on another like that. XMAPP can only run Perl or PHP applications. NodeBB will work with Apache, but makes no sense. It'll run on Windows, but that makes no sense either - slow and licensing problems.
Bottom line, there is no situation where this question should come up.
That said, can NodeBB run on Windows? Of course, no problem. You just install it there. It's a terrible idea, but it will absolutely work. XMAPP is completely unnecessary. Just don't install XMAPP or just completely ignore it and don't start it up, and you'll be fine.