How do i install NodeBB



  • Matt,

    Spend the time researching the apps and your server setup first. You want to be able to install newer versions of Redis and nginx. You might need proxy and web socket help so read now.

    I learned all on the go coming here as someone with limited code and server experience but understanding concepts since I've admin/own a few vb forums.

    Once you do get up and running site admin is a thing of the past. No horsing around with weeks of setup. Know CSS? Good, it's less now but the same thing basically. Know how to edit TPL files? Awesome you will have a custom site in no time.

    I was frustrated as hell using CentOS. I had it for free with my auto forums so I wanted to save the cash. In the end I went to Digital Ocean for $5 a month and literally was back up and running in an hour and the sites all set back up and ready to go.

    Good luck!



  • I'm not gonna use NodeBB on a live forum, i just want to test it out. So I won't be spending $5 a month.



  • I'm not gonna use NodeBB on a live forum, i just want to test it out. So I won't be spending $5 a month.

    I had it operational in CentOS so you don't have to pay to run a test bed. But you might need to install a few extra scripts or services.. I needed a service script for cpanel so it restarted node on a hard server reboot.


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @MatthewHawley - what's your current server setup like?



  • @julian I'm using the shared package on my host. But its Linux, CentOS, and Redhat.


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    If you have root access to your machine (or even if you don't, just ssh access is required, really), that is enough.

    That is the minimum requirement for a NodeBB, since we need an environment where we can execute the actual application (again, unlike PHP)



  • I'm not gonna use NodeBB on a live forum, i just want to test it out. So I won't be spending $5 a month.

    You are aware that $5 is roughly £3? which even for me is not going to break the bank for a couple of months of testing.



  • @StuartH I'm american



  • @StuartH I'm american

    Ok but my point is still the same 🙂



  • @StuartH Well £ means nothing to me. All we use is $.


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