Installing nodebb on digital ocean 0.8v



  • The guide which nodebb provide link is unable to load and i would like to know when will the guide be loaded. I currently follow other guide but i reach to the point where the error is : NodeBB could nto connect to your redis database. redis returned the following error redis connection to my digital ocean data base failed - connect econnrefused

    thanks if anybody can help me.



  • if anyone is wondering the website which was linked is down and it is this one http://burnaftercompiling.com/nodebb/setting-up-a-nodebb-forum-for-dummies/


  • Admin

    Sounds like you don't have Redis installed.

    Try installing it via apt:

    $ sudo su
    $ add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/redis-server
    $ apt-get update
    $ apt-get install redis-server
    $ logout
    

    and try again



    1. Create Droplet
    2. Give your preferred Droplet name “Test” (please given the name u want, I will use “Test” for this example.
    3. Select Droplet Size as required ($5, with 512 MB is sufficient)
    4. Choose Desire Region for Droplet
    5. Select Default Image Ubuntu 14.04 X 64
    6. Ignore SSH Option
    7. Create Droplet
    8. Your IP Address/Initial root Password of the Droplet Sent to your email id.
    9. Login root & password sent. (either use digital ocean console or putty for windows)
    10. Create a new user “ngsankar”(please give your desired user id and note the password being given) and give “sudo” access to the user with following command at root
      a. root@test:~# adduser ngsankar
      b. **root@test:~# **adduser ngsankar sudo
    11. logout of root
    12. login again to the droplet using “ngsankar” and use the password given at the user creation
    13. Execute the following commands
      a. ngsankar@test:~$ sudo apt-get install git nodejs nodejs-legacy npm redis-server imagemagick build-essential
      b. ngsankar@test:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/redis-server
      c. ngsankar@test:~$ sudo apt-get update
      d. ngsankar@test:~$ sudo apt-get install redis-server
      e. ngsankar@test:~$ git clone -b v0.8.x https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB.git nodebb
      f. ngsankar@test:~$ cd nodebb
      g. ngsankar@test:~$ npm install --production
      h. ngsankar@test:~$ npm start
      i. ngsankar@test:~$ ./nodebb setup (Go with default values for all the quesitons here, except for user name / password , you can decide, which will be nodebb admin...)
      j. ngsankar@test:~$ ./nodebb start
      k. ngsankar@test:~$ node app (check if nodebb is running properly)
    14. Now you can see nodebb @ yourip:4567, and welcome to nodebb 🙂 !!! !!!


  • THIS HELPED! THANKS! i got it working 🙂


  • Admin

    @ngsankar is proof of why this community is so awesome. Just two weeks ago s/he joined and asked a question, admitting they were a "noobie", but got it resolved via help from other community members.

    Two weeks later @ngsankar is already helping someone else. Keep up the good work, your guide is better than mine!

    Just as a FYI, digital ocean offers I think $50 if you submit a detailed guide for installing software like NodeBB on their platform. Worth looking into.



  • @psychobunny thanks for those good words. Being a newbee, i had done number of trial and error on installation and noted down the steps for my reference. if its useful for someone , happy to share being part of the community. Thanks for ur suggestion for write-up on digital ocean, i will try to make it more detailed and simpler and post it when i hv little time.



  • @ngsankar Thank you very much. these steps worked, after I struggled with other guides for 2 days. Though I am stuck with old Ubuntu version


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