Hi Discourse developers and users,
I recently discovered Discourse, and am really impressed about how fresh / goodlooking it is. I really would like to install it.
(Note : I currently use solutions like Wordpress + PhpBB for my websites.)
An important thing about what made PhpBB one of the biggest forum solution of the last decade was :
- easy install : we only needed PHP, MySQL, and it was it quickly installed !
- it can be installed even on “shared hosting” : lots of people (like me) only have shared hosting and no personal server : this means that we cannot install things like Rails, and cannot install Postgres, etc. (I don’t have root access on my shared hosting)
For these reasons, it is now impossible to install Discourse on “shared hosting”. I don’t have figures showing how many % of website-makers have a dedicated server and how many % have a shared hosting, but if you want Discourse to become a widely used solution, you have to think about this. (I do know you already are thinking about this by the way…)
What are you ideas in order to make Discourse available for more people (like us, shared-hosting users)?