congrats for joining the club 🙂 I took a sneak peak at what you've got going so far - looking good I have to say
Thank you but its very early days 🙂
@psychobunny - LOL
yes, going through it I hit LOTS of snags
Luckily i had a friend who was taking me through the discrepancies. He reminded me that without PM2 it wouldnt stay running and told me to install it. I forgot and instead was poking about the forum, checking out the various things it could do and was very impressed. then woke up and it was gone.
When attempting to start nodeBB (now that PM2) is installed, I get this
I'll go look at the other tutorial.
So, I destroyed the droplet and started fresh with the tutorial provided - when it came to the end I ended up:
Try running npm install then start nodebb
Okay so I went through again and found where I had missed something.
The forum is up and running. However there were some 'warns' - do I need to do something to correct these?
(im really sorry everyone )
You can ignore the repository errors it just means in the plugin info they didnt include a repo
Great - well all is good. I just have to figure out how to stop it from shutting down when the server goes down - requiring the manual restart. Ill keep looking through the docs - thank you for the help .
It's down again. It was doing well. It made it through a restart and set itself back up.
I installed the Forever Service --
but now its down again. Forever service isnt starting it, ./nodebb start isn't starting it.
I was just about to work on getting the site onto a domain - and then it was gone
What is causing it to drop off like that, and what can I do to stop it?
@birch go to the console on the Digital Ocean website; Switch to the Directory you have the forum in then type "nodejs app" and then let it run.
ive been using putty, does it matter which one I go to?
@birch I use the one on the website to start the script just so it stays running.
i haven't used it much because I can't right click/paste into it.
So, I did that, went into the correct directory and did as you said and it still says servers unavailable
edit it wont recognize the commands if I log in as other than root - not sure if that is the norm.
@birch Did you make your created account a Super User? (Put it in the Root Group.) Might want to Restart the Server as well.
Yes, Im quite sure the added user was done correctly -
I'll restart the server.
@birch Also, make sure you're in the right Folder when you're trying to start it. Do "CD Folder name" and then nodejs app.
alright, so server is restarted. I think I have supervisor installed - did have the Forever Service but removed it.
went to the directory - entered ./nodebb start - but still not working.
@birch Did you put in a redis password during installation ?
@Tiki - not that I recall, no.
@birch did you install NodeBB under root? or the user you created?
It was installed in root - before I created another user.
@birch You need to re-install under the user you Created. I'll be uploading an Updated guide soon if you're wanting something to help with that.