Hi! So i spent all last week finding a new host and migrating my sites to a cloud server so that i could install Discourse alongside, only to discover that Discourse has to be the only thing on the server. Is this true?
Here’s how i arrived at that conclusion:
- i tried to follow the install guide and got stuck on Step 1
- sought help in a Linux Discord server, and they said the Redhat kernel on my server was many versions behind and was no longer supported
- i asked the new host what was up, and the tech support guy said “you’re running CPanel.” Me: “So?” Him: “So you can’t run CPanel and Discourse. Discourse would wipe out CPanel. It has to be installed on its own server.”
i’ll freely admit i have no idea what i’m doing dog in a tie.jpg, but i do kind of understand how computers work, and i think i understand that computers can run multiple pieces of software at the same time. So what’s the story? Do i really need a separate, devoted server at $20/mo to run Discourse?