I get that discourse is a Ruby on Rails application. I set it up on a Digital Ocean droplet following these instructions. The instructions are awesome and it just works which is really great, but there’s definitely an element of magic to it, as a relative novice like me.
I have the feeling that the meat of the installation is in the “Clone the Official Discourse Docker Image into this /var/docker” step and that’s where I suspect the whole Ruby on Rails setup happens behind the scenes. I don’t have a good grasp of Docker, but I at least went here and watched the video.
So anyway, now I have an interest in using this Digital Ocean droplet to develop and host an additional custom Ruby on Rails application on a different subdomain than my Discourse site (in principle this could even be another instance of Discourse right?). I just don’t know where to begin though. If I ssh to my server rvm isn’t a recognized command, rails isn’t a recognized command. Can anyone offer advice/pointers on how to deploy my own rails app on the same server?