I expect to have very few visitors at my forum in the beginning. How can I setup discourse so that it take fewer resources? Are there tutorials or is there something like that in the documentation? I haven’t found anything.
You can check minimum hardware requirements here. Is there anything else you are looking to minimize?
Is there anything else you are looking to minimize?
The resource consumption. By setting it up and adjusting in a certain way.
During the standard 30 minute install, the
discourse-setup script probes the system hardware to make big system / small system adjustments already. You can read that script to see what is going on, and perhaps adjust it.
For example, you could edit the
check_disk_and_memory() function to lie about available RAM, and get a configuration for a smaller system. That said, I don’t think it is wise to do so unless you absolutely cannot get a minimum supported hardware system from your provider.
That could go sideways so fast. Just get a box with the minimum requirements. It should be sufficient to run. I’d recommend running discourse on its own server – the docker install is the recommended way to do things and I believe the only supported way.