I just wanted to tell you I decided to try running NodeBB on a free PaaS (Platform as a Service) or other trendy cloud hosting.
After some research I settled with appfog.com rather than Heroku, since I can start testing without providing my credit card number, but I must say I hit a wall. A couple of walls to be more precise. But I'm a [redacted] juggernaut [redacted] and I had too much free time so I managed to break through all of them. I'm making this topic in hope I save time for other people like me and I hope to suggest some improvements to the dev team.
In short, there were two problems:
- dynamic redis configuration
- need for setup before starting the app
Dynamic Redis Config
Need for setup
Although it wasn't easy I'm very satisfied with nodebb, devs are doing a great job and I hope they keep it up. All that's left for me is to go to appfog forums/support and rant about them not supporting websockets!