Anyone install with success on a shared host


  • IMO that's one of the sticking points with a lot of newer forum systems. A more casual / light techie / designer type has a lot more trouble installing these systems without help, the right server setup, etc. That other new one using Ruby on Rails is similar with the increased level of difficulty.

    Car guy sites and a lot of the "common man" catered forums will have a lot harder time adopting to the newer standards until the install process for self-hosted becomes easier..

    Not a knock on you guys at all. This isn't even official release stuff, etc.. just an opinion from a guy who is 100% proficient on the look and design side and 25% proficient on the hardcore coding and server side of things 🙂

  • Admin

    I'd like to write you a digital ocean tutorial - I'm pretty confident that I can make it as straightforward as possible. You can let me know how it was and what we could do to make things even easier

    Getting heroku up is definitely hard mode though, so I don't blame you for giving in 😉


  • I'm 100% onboard with that psychobunny and glad to help / review / post up my results.

  • Admin

    here we go:

    I tried to be as concise as possible... let me know if anything is even slightly confusing and I'll try to fix it up:)


  • here we go:

    I tried to be as concise as possible... let me know if anything is even slightly confusing and I'll try to fix it up:)

    Looks great.. The command line reminds me of DOS from back in the day but I'm 20+ years removed from that now lol.. I'm going to give it a go during the week and will post up a thread with my experience / results here for the rest to enjoy / laugh at / etc..


  • BTW I was digging around Hostgator support and found this link: http://support.hostgator.com/articles/hosting-guide/lets-get-started/how-do-i-get-and-use-ssh-access

    You can enable shell access on your own through your online account. I'm going to try that first so if it works I can provide an addendum for your guide to help people with this shared hosting solution. If it doesn't work, I'm going to Digital Ocean.

    Just finished going through the guide front to back and feel completely comfortable with it all.. Really just a lack of 'being in the game' on my part more than anything and not knowing the new commands but the principals are all the same really. Get services up and running, access them, then once running admin via web, etc..

    I'd like to see people at my level or below able to utilize this forum so I'm all-in for helping the cause from the end-user perspective.

  • Admin

    great! 🙂

    the latest code as of last night had a breaking issue with themes (we just released the first version of our theme manager)

    so if you're half way through installing, just run

    git pull
    
    npm install
    

    at the very end, to update to the latest code. 🙂


  • Hoping to install tomorrow. Family stuff the past few days keeping me away from the computer more than usual. Just time for emails and quick forum scans. I'll be back in action tomorrow/weds to get this cracking.

  • Admin

    good luck 🙂


  • @psychobunny Thanks for the walkthrough for n00bs... I think I'm gonna get started... @RebicycleLI any luck with your install?

  • Admin

    no prob, good luck 🙂


  • Hi guys, i'm new here.

    Why can't install nodebb on shared host?, I have a shared hosting account (with cloudlinux) and i can install perfectly Ghost from softacolous 😕

    I really like nodebb , but do not want to invest time in managing a virtual server.


  • @Dehbuff said:

    Why can't install nodebb on shared host?, I have a shared hosting account (with cloudlinux) and i can install perfectly Ghost from softacolous 😕
    I really like nodebb , but do not want to invest time in managing a virtual server.

    I installed an earlier version on a shared host.


  • @Hägar said:

    @Dehbuff said:

    Why can't install nodebb on shared host?, I have a shared hosting account (with cloudlinux) and i can install perfectly Ghost from softacolous 😕
    I really like nodebb , but do not want to invest time in managing a virtual server.

    I installed an earlier version on a shared host.

    can you tell me how ?

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @Dehbuff If you have access to the shell, you can install NodeBB (as long as the dependent software is installed: MongoDB, Node.js)

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