@dravere , I can access the site just fine. It's just generating errors due to the missing folders. So yes, I followed all the instructions, including the setup. If the URL wasn't set correctly, I wouldn't be able to access the site at all.
Here are some examples of the errors:
.../nodebb/assets/src/modules/highlight.js" failed (2: No such file or directory)
.../nodebb/assets/stylesheet.css" failed (2: No such file or directory)
.../nodebb/assets/nodebb.min.js" failed (2: No such file or directory)
That is not the complete path. I removed the rest. NodeBB is installed in a directory called nodebb.
I am evaluating new forum software as I look at switching my gaming community, so NodeBB is one of many. I manage my own server. I can access the other test sites just fine, so I think my server configuration is correct.