Install Discourse on Plesk(Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)

Hello Guys,

i have followed the Install Tutorial for Plesk Onyx (Ubuntu 14.04), but i had many problems.

Now i have everything working on my Plesk and i decided to make a new Tutorial(Mail with the Plesk Mail Server)

1. Set options in Plesk

2. Install Docker

  • Go to Extensions.
    docker_1

  • Search for Docker and install the extension. Now you have Docker as menu point in the side menu.
    docker_2

3. Install Discourse

Now you need an ssh access to your server who is Plesk hosted.
My example data:
Domain: forum.domain.tld
E-Mail: mail@domain.tld
E-Mail: password123

  • Download the git.

    sudo -s
    git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse_docker.git /var/discourse
    cd /var/discourse

  • Now we must edit the setup script.

    nano discourse-setup

  • Scroll down to this:
    setup_before

  • And change it to this:

  • Exit with STRG+X and type Y then press enter to save the file.

  • Launch the setup.

    ./discourse-setup

  • Now answer some questions.

    Hostname for your Discourse? [discourse.example.com]: forum.domain.tld
    Email address for admin account(s)? [me@example.com,you@example.com]: mail@domain.tld
    SMTP server address? [smtp.example.com]: Plesk (Yeah write Plesk in the line)
    SMTP port? [587]: 25 (The Port from the Mailserver in Plesk is 25)
    SMTP user name? [user@example.com]: mail@domain.tld
    SMTP password? [pa$$word]: password123
    Let's Encrypt account email? (ENTER to skip) [me@example.com]: (to skip this press enter)

  • It takes a while, wait until you get back to the command line. The Docker container fails to start. It doesn’t matter. Now we change the app.yml to work with Plesk.

    nano containers/app.yml

  • Change the Ports and comment two lines. Before:

  • After:

  • Exit with STRG+X and type Y then press enter to save the file.

  • It’s time to rebuild the container.

    ./launcher rebuild app

  1. Change the hosts File in the docker emulation.
  • Now we change the hosts file, so discourse can use the Plesk Mail Server. Enter the Docker container.

    ./launcher enter app

  • Wait until the command line comes back. Now we install nano.

    apt-get install nano

  • Let us change the hosts file.

    nano /etc/hosts

  • add the last line:
    hosts
  • Exit with STRG+X and type Y then press enter to save the file
  • Exit the container

    exit

  1. Change the Plesk Proxy settings

I hope i can help somebody.

Greetings from germany

PS: Thanks to Google Translator :smiley:

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@Vault1337 Ich bekomme es nicht zum laufen wäre super wenn du mir helfen konntest danke.