@gotwf The fact that webpack takes 50-odd seconds is actually a travesty... I remember early versions of NodeBB you'd run node app and your NodeBB would be serving requests in under 2 seconds 😄 good ol' days.
You could either install node.js into your box ( if possible ) and accommodate NodeBB into it. Or, get a new VPS, install NodeBB on it with meeting server requirements. Link it to your choice of sub domain.