I’m trying to install discourse. I don’t have much knowledge of programming. I have 1 problem I can’t figure out.
1 When I search the subdomain that I set up for my forum - I get directed to an index page.
What I’ve done so far:
I followed the original guide that Digital Ocean emails you when you first create an account “The Full Discourse Tutorial” I successfully set up a PHP and then used the terminal to set up Discourse. I received an IP address -successfully brings me to my forum. Forum looks to have been set up right.
I then created an API, entered that into WordPress along with subdomain and publishing username.
My domain currently runs using Cpanel but I want the subdomain for my discourse forum to run on Digital Ocean.
To do this, I …
I added Digital Ocean’s named servers to my domains names server list (two different hosts NS are now listed)
I edited the record of the subdomain- I created an A record - @, redirecting to the IP address.
I created a second A record - subdomain, redirecting to IP
I created NS record’s containing my subdomain- linked to digital ocean’s servers.
I edited in cpanel - set up a wildcard redirection from my subdomain to the Discourse Forum IP address.
I went into the digital ocean - added my subdomain and added an A record, redirecting to IP address.
What I have not done …
I came across this post recently that mentions docker and Ubuntu. These weren’t mentioned in the original instructions emailed by Digital Ocean for setup. Do I need to install these for Discourse to properly work? Right now Discourse works when I search by IP.
My problem is that when I search by url … “forum.realestatesimply.ca” - I get directed to an index page.
Please help Let me know if any of the above was done incorrectly? Any advice is much appreciated!