I’m about to create a discourse instance on a Digital Ocean cloud server as per the guide.
For the beginning, we are using discourse in a slim/default configuration but extending step by step. For familiarizing we would like to use the test instance occasionally.
What approach is smarter doing so
as summarized on Sandbox and test discourse on host?.
I know that first requires more RAM, as answered in Two standalone instances on one server? but it runs only occasionally.
There are other topics around this question:
- Multiple discourse instances in a single server
Running other websites on the same machine as Discourse
but there is pro | con comparison.
Another goal of this exercise is to familiarising with:
- migrating content
- migrating settings
- migrating single discussions
a use case is that we discuss something in the prod. instance, move the forum content (entire database), test it on the test instance and move the discussion back to podc. by single discussion export/import and copying the changed settings as may we test and approved a plugin.