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Hey, I am considering hosting nodeBB via DigitalOcean. I have a few questions however as I am pretty new to this.
If I install nodeBB on digital ocean will I be able to set a custom domain [forums.website.com] ?
Am I able to keep the main wordpress site [website.com] on the host I currently use, or will I need to move it to digital ocean to keep the same name servers?
Hope that makes sense! Thanks.
- Yes, you can use custom subdomain (forum.website.com) for the NodeBB installation. This can be done through proxy. You might want to read Configuring nginx as a proxy.
- Yes, you can keep the WordPress site on the host you are currently using.
Question: Where is your WordPress self-hosted now, and do you know how to operate the DNS zone record?
@scopeak if that so, I assume you pointed the DNS entries on the GoDaddy dashboard to something like
ns2.falcoda.net, no? And your hosting package on the Falcoda is using cPanel, no?
@aixnr Yes and yes they use cPanel.
OK then. Here's the long reply:
- To point a new subdomain, for example, subdomain1.example.com to a Digital Ocean VPS, typically people would use A record, that is, the IP address of the VPS. This can be done through the cPanel Advanced DNS Zone Editor.
- Have you ever attempted installing NodeBB on the VPS? Because it could be challenging for a first-timer, and terrifying for non-linux users (I assume you a Windows user).
Oh... not that long actually. That's all I got here for now.
@aixnr Haha great! thanks for that. I am actually a mac user but I've only really worked with php coding etc. I just tried installing it on Codio and I got it working.
Preferably i'd love to install it on the host I'm using now that allows SSH, but as I said I fear that i'll end up messing it up. I might look into seeing if someone can set it up for me for a price. If not i'll go down the DigitalOcean route!
@scopeak yes, I would prefer you use a VPS. The hosting allows you to use SSH, but it doesn't guarantee you the rights to install new packages. NodeBB runs on NodeJS engine. Usually, a typical web-hosting doesn't ship NodeJS, and a typical hosting won't give you the rights to install it.
No problem, and have a nice day ahead.
@aixnr Ah right! that clears things up a lot! Cheers, i'll let you know how it turns out.