Might as well add another cog to my plan im on cent os


  • I also had to install some of he line item ones like imagemagick separately before it didn't like them batched for whatever reason... Live and learn. At least the centOS wiki can link to something soon to make more people dangerous 🙂

    If you'd like to try the "easy mode", give Ubuntu a try... I reckon it's more user friendly than CentOS!

    Yeah but I'm using the existing server we pay for on the auto forums.. I have no idea how to get another OS setup on the server that's a leap year away.. Fell asleep last night I'm going to give it a shot now and see what happens 🙂


  • I AM ACTIVE!!!!

    Now I just have to get it to work on the actual www.domain.com instead of the IP based since nobody is going to hand out cards saying "check out my website at IP Address: 69.69.69.222:3456"

    Baby steps! I knew taking a break was the smartest thing last night.


  • Congrats @outlawedoffroad just in case you missed it you need to install & run Forever Daemon to keep the forum running when you shut down your terminal.
    https://github.com/designcreateplay/NodeBB/wiki/How-to-run-NodeBB


  • Congrats @outlawedoffroad just in case you missed it you need to install & run Forever Daemon to keep the forum running when you shut down your terminal.
    https://github.com/designcreateplay/NodeBB/wiki/How-to-run-NodeBB

    I'm screwing around with that now 🙂

    Still trying to figure out how to have the url load the ip it must be something in .htaccess a redirect or whatever to get going..

    No idea how I got this far lol but I'm happy I did.. This is only just the beginning though.


  • Forever now working.. I don't want to reboot server yet cause the 2 car forums on vb have their morning rush of people sitting in work talking about going fast or over things 🙂

    So now I am going to focus on getting the URL to show the forum instead of only the IP.. Google search Mode Activate!


  • you will need to go to the domain registrar for your domain and change the A records to the new i.p for the url if that makes sense 🙂


  • you will need to go to the domain registrar for your domain and change the A records to the new i.p for the url if that makes sense 🙂

    yeah i was thinking that's going to be the deal.. i forward from the place i buy them to my server with my own name server so next step is to edit that in whm somewhere... i'm shocked the other 2 sites did not belly up from all this stuff never a good feeling hitting command line things you only kinda/sorta know what it'll do


  • Grrr it's not allowing me to put in ports, defeating the purpose of trying to edit it here!! Calgon take me awwwaaaayyyyy!!!!!!


  • Chat room line to get help from the host.. They're great and will straighten it out in seconds compared to my searching and jerking for hours.. I guess this will also be good for LiquidWeb as a host for self-installers once all these little details are ironed out.


  • Okay in chat with support now and it came up "why do you need to forward to that port" ... anyone online this morning want to chime in while i'm working with the host?


  • Sorry way above my pay grade now 😞


  • Sorry way above my pay grade now 😞

    A world beyond my knowledge.. They got it forwarding and resolving now.. I believe working on the redirect stuff so you don't see the :4567 after the domain name is happening now.. They're going to tell me exactly what took place so I can share it here for anyone who may stumble on this down the road.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    If you are asking LiquidWeb to open up a port for you, then you will be able to access your forum from yourforum.example.com:3456... what you might need to do is "proxy" requests from a regular port (80) to your NodeBB (3456).


  • Roadblock:

    Jeramy: No, the DNS wont work either. I don think there is anyway you could force that port with DNS, but apart from that, like I said. Once the port is left out of the url, your server will still read it as a straight apache port 80 request.

    Jeramy: It has to be done on the server end, but would have to be done in the code somehow.


  • If you are asking LiquidWeb to open up a port for you, then you will be able to access your forum from yourforum.example.com:3456... what you might need to do is "proxy" requests from a regular port (80) to your NodeBB (3456).

    OMG I literally just closed and thanked in chat and then this comes up Julian!!

    It's up now at: http://dad-forums.com:4567 so there is progress here 🙂

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    I have never done a proxy in Apache before, so you'll be treading in unknown waters.

    We use nginx as our proxy server, so that's quite a different beast...


  • I have never done a proxy in Apache before, so you'll be treading in unknown waters.

    We use nginx as our proxy server, so that's quite a different beast...

    I'm jumping back on the support queue lol.. uncharted territory is good it opens this up to more people.. Certainly I can't have the :4567 at the end cause it just looks silly.. It does send it there direct from the regular URL but it can be fixed I have faith in them!!


  • I have never done a proxy in Apache before, so you'll be treading in unknown waters.

    We use nginx as our proxy server, so that's quite a different beast...

    I have nginx on the server so I think they're gonna try that now. Still a work in progress here chatting with server support.. It's something well beyond my skill set here and I can't risk tanking 2 existing forums.


  • We're going into a full support ticket. nginx is considered a 'best effort' issue but they're going to create a ticket to try to help work it out..

    only spells good things for other people in a similar environment as me 🙂

  • Admin

    I missed this discussion last night, I'm glad you figured out how to install. Congrats @OutlawedOffroad!

    As for the vB migrator, I can't promise you if we'll have the time to build it in the short term, but it definitely is in our long term plan 🙂

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