I’m wanting to use Discourse for my new forum and was hoping for hosting advice. I know on Nitrous you get full access to the code, which we need, is it the same on Digital Ocean? Also, do emails, such as the notification emails and everything send out fine on Nitrous? I haven’t been able to find many articles about Nitrous. I’m rather new to coding, so any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you & Discourse is great!
What do you mean by access to the full code? If you mean full server access, then yes, you would get root access to a virtualized system on Digital Ocean.
Nitrous is for staging development sites. If you’re gonna host a live Discourse site, you should use Digital Ocean (or any other compatible VPS host).