Hi Nodebb users,
I am happy to finally make this post. Some of the regulars may have seen me on other threads discussing forum design.
We recently launched Flockport which provides ready to use instances of popular apps based on LXC containers. And we have a Nodebb instance ready for download and use. See the Nodebb container in action here
Containers are like lightweight virtual machines, that let your run multiple Linux OS containers within your host OS. So you could be running a Debian host with for instance multiple Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu containers and vice versa. And the biggie is these containers are portable across any Linux system. So you can move your Nodebb installation across servers with minimum fuss, just zip it and move!
Even better containers operate at near bare-metal speeds, there is no virtualization overhead. This is fantastic technology for end users and the only reason its not seen more widespread adoption and use is due to lack of marketing by the Ubuntu supported LXC project.
Linux containers (LXC) is supported natively in the Linux kernel. Most distributions have LXC packages available and its mostly an apt-get install away.
To use the Flockport Nodebb container you need to install LXC and download the Nodebb container -150MB. This frees you from installing and configuring web stacks and apps, just download a container and you are read to go.
We have tons of guides and videos to help users along. There are currently over 40 apps that users can download and launch in seconds from real toughies like Discourse, Redmine, Gitlab to the easier ones like like Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla.
As many of you will notice when you visit the website we are using Nodebb for our community section - a big thank you to the Nodebb team for giving users a fast, lightweight and modern forum! We have opted for a clean minimalist look. I would love your feedback, thoughts and inputs.