Can't get the install done...



  • I cant get the install done...

    I uploaded everything to my server with filezilla but nothing happens....

    So i looked into it, seems this isn't even php/mysql ? lol.. but i have to say this is the nicest forum software ive ever seen! Want to get this thing online asap, someone can explain me how to do? I looked into the docs but i dont get it... even i dont know wich os .. im running on a webhost by a provider,

    usually i had vanilla forums going on, but thats some strange buggy code. Then yesterday i jumped back into the phpbb game with 3.1 seems not to be my thing...

    this looks fresh and i think my users are gonna like it very much!

    sorry for my bad english, some words are hard for me ;) from the netherlands,

    thanks!



  • Hi Gerry,

    nodebb is node.js based which provides both the web service (apache/nginx/lighthttpd behavior) and code interpretation (php)

    What OS/Distribution is your server running and do you have host access ( SSH/RDP ) ?



  • Im have a hosting package at hosting2go.nl, that does not support ssh for security issues, cause its providing shared hosting....

    its linux....

    So i quess i cant get nodebb running up there?



  • @Gerry said:

    Im have a hosting package at hosting2go.nl, that does not support ssh for security issues, cause its providing shared hosting....

    its linux....

    So i quess i cant get nodebb running up there?

    I'm gonna have to say it's very unlikely unless they have a control panel that allows you to install nodejs and node modules. You pretty much need shell access.

    There are some very cheap/free hosts offering node that are mentioned in various places on the forums here if you want to give that a whirl.



  • Thats sadly haha. But the shell-access is set off cause for security reasons on my host.

    So is there an oppertunity to set up something on localhost (just for testing this out) or is that just too much?



  • @Gerry said:

    So is there an oppertunity to set up something on localhost (just for testing this out) or is that just too much?

    As long as your system has enough RAM to be able to handle Redis, it would be fine. Of course, if it's a Linux machine that also makes things a lot easier, though of course setting NodeBB up on Windows/Mac OSX is possible as well (albeit a bit trickier and with more weird edge cases).
    (P.S. hello fellow Dutchie! :))


  • Admin

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  • GNU/Linux

    You can get NodeBB running for as low as $ 5 a month.



  • @Gerry said:

    So is there an oppertunity to set up something on localhost (just for testing this out) or is that just too much?

    If you're not already running a Linux machine, download VMWare Player (free for non-commercial use) and Ubuntu (I recommend using the server distro) and then follow the installation docs.

    I run my forum on a VM with 1GB of RAM and it's massive overkill.


  • Global Moderator

    NodeBB can be installed for windows by following this guide



  • @a_5mith True, but honestly, it's easier to set up a quick Linux VM (and I say this as someone who is not at all a fan of Linux) and the support is far better.


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