Hostgator should give you a command line. If they don't, then they will not work for NodeBB. Again, we recommend DigitalOcean to host your NodeBB, you'll get a month free just by registering with this link.
for NodeBB Chinese Users
I am River Yang, I am from China, I find that NodeBB China has been unreachable now, what's happened there?
I love NodeBB, I put all the code of v2mm.tech on Github, and I write a series articles about NodeBB on my blog:
- NodeBB 1: 一个现代化的论坛
- NodeBB 2: 定制主题
- NodeBB 3: mongodb 与 redis
- NodeBB 4: plugin 探秘
- NodeBB 5: 让你的网站全面使用HTTPS
- NodeBB 6: 版本升级
- NodeBB 7: 使用 Socket.io 实时通信
- NodeBB 8: 使用CDN，将图片等附件资源上传至又拍云
- NodeBB 9: 又一个社会化分享插件 —— morebasicshare.js
- NodeBB 10: 搜索很难（1）
There are several websites using NodeBB in China, and there is this repo NodeBB China on Github, which record some websites using NodeBB, those guys are trying to translate the docs of NodeBB into Chinese.
Forgive my poor English, so If you are Chinese, you can ask me any questions in Chinese on V2MM. Thanks.
Many many courage on your exploration of NodeBB, the modern and extended web software.
Hello @revir and @jiangcaiyang -- nodebb.org.cn is an entirely community-hosted site, not part of NodeBB Inc. (or the open-source project) at all, so you will want to take it up with the site owners (who are haowailee and fiag on the repo) to bring it back up.
That said, it is very exciting to hear that you are writing articles about NodeBB! The more people learn about our software the better it is
The impressive part is that everything done with NodeBB in Chinese is a completely community-driven effort, all translations, all support forums, etc. If you are able to host a NodeBB forum, I'd be more than happy to replace the link to yours instead.