• @luke said:

    Fantastic, looks like I've got to spin up an Ubuntu VM on my computer to run those local git commands. https://docs.nodebb.org/en/latest/installing/cloud/openshift.html

    I'm a Windows plebian, is there any way to run those without using Linux?

    Try Bitnami Nodebb
    But i still recommander you use Linux πŸ˜„

    Edit : Bitnami not yet complete, you have to wait 😞

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    @luke said:

    I'm a Windows plebian, is there any way to run those without using Linux?

    Yeah, https://www.openshift.com/get-started follow the windows instructions


  • I've played around briefly with the Node.js setup on Nitrious.io and it's free to use for one box. It's kind of impressive. I haven't used NodeBB with it but I guess it shouldn't be too hard to set it up on there and play around with it due to the built-in text-editor and terminal. The priced plans are kind of price-y though.


  • @velderia i might try that ^^


  • @velderia I have managed πŸ˜› : http://nodebb-129968.euw1.nitrousbox.com:4567
    Details of the installation :

    • RAM : 640 MB
    • Region host : Europe
    • Storage : 1000 MB


  • Does anyone know if the openshift installation is set up for scaling applications? I'm in the process of creating a nodebb forum for a potentially larger site with heavy traffic. I'd want to make sure that the app can scale horizontally.


  • I'm still offering free NodeBB hosting right here! πŸ™‚ Drawback: No SSH access right now, so this might only be suited for absolute beginners.


  • Scrap that, anyone know if the current docs really describe how to install nodebb on openshift? I ran through it and I was never asked to set up admin info, and even when I registered and logged in the /admin route was unavailable. When I logged out I got stuck because the /login route was also blank. Seems a little off.

    Also running through this, seems like the installation process is perfectly suited to becoming a cartridge, if all that's missing from the install really are a couple of environment variables for a configuration file.


  • @UnknownGeek said:

    Also running through this, seems like the installation process is perfectly suited to becoming a cartridge, if all that's missing from the install really are a couple of environment variables for a configuration file.

    For those of us that aren't as familiar with technobabble, what's a cartridge when it's not in a Lexmark Printer? πŸ˜†

    Is there a specific reason it needs to be run on openshift? Or is it one of those personal preference things?


  • It's openshift's way of neatly packing things into one installable bundle (their technobabble) it's the way they support the various frameworks like nodejs...php and their databases. I can't say I've had much success making them, docs definitely have a learning curve. Someone else is better off describing their process, the main part is developing scripts so the cartridges communicate configuration info that's what seems to be the whole process. It's a personal preference kind of thing, you could copy/paste a git repo and it would handle itself, although I don't mind command line or shell.

    Clearly though the process of getting nodeBB is a little easier on other platforms.


  • @UnknownGeek Its basically 5 commands on a VPS or dedicated server.

    And if you want a reverse proxy there will be some config edits but nothing too hard.

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    @UnknownGeek said:

    Scrap that, anyone know if the current docs really describe how to install nodebb on openshift? I ran through it and I was never asked to set up admin info, and even when I registered and logged in the /admin route was unavailable. When I logged out I got stuck because the /login route was also blank. Seems a little off.

    Also running through this, seems like the installation process is perfectly suited to becoming a cartridge, if all that's missing from the install really are a couple of environment variables for a configuration file.

    I tried it eight months ago and could not get NodeBB on OpenShift. Have not tried since.


  • Someone at least has managed to do it: http://forum-hamak.rhcloud.com/ I assume the docs were made because someone got it right.


  • @UnknownGeek said:

    Someone at least has managed to do it: http://forum-hamak.rhcloud.com/ I assume the docs were made because someone got it right.

    That looks like a version prior to 0.4.2, there's no tags, groups etc. Maybe an issue with the later versions of NodeBB and Openshift.


  • I've been going on the same $10 + bonus I put into Digital Ocean since I first came across the NodeBB site many moons ago. Not saying the freebies are not viable depending on the situation (aka a private forum for a few friends or whatever), but I know from running bigger production forums those free sites just can't handle it.

    Hell even some of the cheaper paid solutions suck. One of my car sites started on GoDaddy with it's own account. Outgrew it in a week. Went to a new host with a shared server plan. Outgrew it 2 weeks later. Has been on a dedicated host for 3-4 years now running like a champ.


  • @Steve Digital Ocean are really bloody good for the price. Their referral program has earned me about 3 years hosting currently. πŸ˜†


  • @a_5mith said:

    @Steve Digital Ocean are really bloody good for the price. Their referral program has earned me about 3 years hosting currently. πŸ˜†

    Agree *1,000,000

    Cheap, effective, can test for a week and dump it until next time, etc. I tried setting nodeBB up on my dedicated server and it was more hassle than it's worth and I didn't want to change services putting my bigger forums at risk. This is the perfect solution for me in the land of undecided projects πŸ™‚


  • @Steve said:

    Snippet

    They're even better now they've combined with Mesosphere.

    Mesosphere on DigitalOcean combines all your Droplets into one β€œbig computer” on which you can seamlessly run all of your apps and services. Deploy quickly, scale easily and keep your apps operating dependably.

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    @a_5mith Neat! It's like a make-your-own-oversubscribed-shared-hosting XD

    Might try that with NodeBB hosting, except without the oversubscription part of course πŸ˜„

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