It is still possible, yes, but not really worth it. If they're on separate VMs, you'll need a local copy of NodeBB assets for nginx to serve (since nginx expects them to be on the same local machine).
Just confirming, thanks.
I use something like that. Looks right in my eyes Would be nice to know if that is 100% correct or not !
@marvnfl right now you are basically using the config suggested in the docs. so the question is, did you get your answer?