I'm just getting started with AWS and NodeBB. I have a lot of experience in the Microsoft ecosystem, but feel like a total newbie on this project.
I've seen guidance on running NodeBB under EC2, but this is for a small forum with a tight budget and it seems that Lightsail should be sufficient for our needs and much cheaper.
I've researched enough to know that Lightsail supports Ubuntu and that NodeBB recommends Ubuntu. But I also saw that AWS support for new Ubuntu versions on Lightsail often lags EC2 support.
I wanted to check with this community if there are any issues or tricks I should be aware of. I got a little worried by the sparse number of Google results when searching for NodeDB on Lightsail.
For instance, are there any issues/tricks or version compatibility concerns related to MongoDB? I read about their being an issue with the MongoDB add-on for Heroku being discontinued and wanted to know if there were any issues like that with Lightsail.
Or are there any issues or tricks associated with uploading images? Again, I noticed that Heroku doesn't support images and requires configuring a Imgur service for images.
Another area is SSL. Any dragons there?
If anyone else has this configuration, I'd appreciate any tips you learned along the way. Or, if not, cautions about why it's not a popular configuration are also greatly appreciated