Cloudways + Digitial Ocean with Discourse Setup - Need Assistance

Good morning,

I have been trying and failing (:slight_smile:) for the past week to setup discourse on DigitalOcean and have it connect to my Cloudways site.

Server: Cloudways
Email Server: Elastic Email on Cloudways
Discourse Droplet: Digital Ocean

I have Wordpress based site on Cloudways “” I’m trying to setup Discourse as a subdomain “” I went through multiple guides and simply cannot get the server to show discourse or the domain to point to the droplet. On installed, I want the wordpress and discourse connected via the plugin.

If someone is familiar with this setup, I would like to pay to have this completed and working properly.

Please let me know if you can help.

Thank you.

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I’ll be happy to help.

You can use to create a new droplet and install Discourse there. You’ll select " Pro Installation (Custom SMTP) ($400)" to use your custom SMTP setup. That’ll get Discourse installed.

If you have an existing droplet named, please delete it before starting the installation. The script will create a new droplet with its SSH keys installed.

If you purchase that I’ll also help you get WordPress connected.


Hi @Excel_Buddy

I can help with that, please send an email to and we can get this done.

Thank you for your help Bhanu. The installation went perfect.