This is the current situation after a while i'm using it https://imgur.com/a/caC0ju2
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I have installed a Wordpress site on DigitalOcean using their one-click install, and have a few basic questions, all likely very dumb:
Into which folder should I place the nodebb files? Home/username folder? Var/www folder? Does it even matter?
Does it matter from which folder I am working when I'm copying the install commands listed in the nodebb installation tutorials?
I plan on purchasing a subdomain called 'forum' (forum.example.com). How will I separate the Wordpress site from the forum when visitors go to one or the other?
I have installed other forums before, but am really struggling with nodebb. Are there any professional services out there (preferably within this community) that could perform this service for me for a fee if I find it's just too hard for me to figure out?
@ron_jeremy Hi, as you have noticed NodeBB isn't your regular PHP forum, and installation can be a bit tricky at first if you have never worked with Node.JS applications before,
- Installing NodeBB isnt recommended from /var/www/ since its an whole other port by default. Its the best to run NodeBB from a folder thats easy to access by SSH as example: /home/username/nodebb or ~/nodebb (when logged in as the user)
- following this tutorial from the official docs, you only need to go into the NodeBB folder when doing
npm install --productionand onwards.
- Once you have aquired a domain, you can setup a CNAME in your DNS manager. (A example with my domain is shown below.) With this CNAME you can make a reverse proxy in the apache config. DigitalOcean tutorial
- You can always look into a hosted NodeBB service from NodeBB them selfs ;), else the NodeBB community can help you out.
Hope this helps.
ron_jeremyreplied to Kowlin on last edited by ron_jeremy
@Kowlin Thank you very much for your help -- I appreciate it very much.
I would LOVE to use the nodebb self hosted solution, but we are a non-profit off-road motorcycle club and do not have the money for that. We have fundraisers every year in order to buy equipment required to maintain our trail system, and paying $1200/year for a forum would simply put us in the red.
I could've easily setup a BBPress or similar forum for us but I just love this forum software and know I'd regret using something else.
I will use your input and continue plugging away.
@ron_jeremy Feel free to send me a chat if you need help
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If you guys are really non-profit then there's a hosting option that's $20 a month
... Although it's hard to put a price on the satisfaction putting it up yourself, but I'm a nerd
ron_jeremyreplied to Bri on last edited by ron_jeremy
@BDHarrington7 Yes, we are a registered (non-profit) society with the Province of British Columbia. I just assumed nodeBB was not yet offering the $20 non-profit plan because the link on the site's main page does not work. I will have to look into that, but you are right about the satisfaction of doing it myself!
@ron_jeremy We do offer the non-profit plan (at the $20/mo price point), although support is not included with that plan, and is billed hourly.
We'd need any non-profit documentation you can obtain (either provincial or federal) in order to verify eligibility