Installing discourse on 'inmotion hosting'


(Rohit Singh) #1

Hi,
I have a wordpress site hosted on ‘inmotion hosting’ with a basic yearly plan of around $50/year.
Now I want to add a forum to my website.
Do I need to now opt for another hosting provider like Digital Ocean and spend additional money?

Can’t I use Discourse with inmotion hosting and my current plan?


(Vinoth Kannan) #2

You can’t host Discourse in a shared hosting server.


(Rohit Singh) #3

So can I keep my original site say www.example.com on inmotion hosting, and just host the discourse on Digital ocean with subdomain forum.example.com?

Or shall I try moving everything to Digital Ocean?


(Vinoth Kannan) #4

It is not necessary to host both main and sub domain (Discourse) with same provider.


(Jay Pfaffman) #5

And it’s much easier not to host them on the same server!


(Rohit Singh) #6

Hi Vinod,

Thanks for the answer.
Just one more query, since I am not very versed with web hosting and things.

Say I am expecting a max of 500-1000 comments on my forum per month.
And do not expect more than 1000 people signup for the first 2 years.
What would be the minimum configuration that I must opt for, which is easy on the pocket as well as performs decent enough?
I am considering Digital Ocean, but open to other suggestion.


(Daniela) #9

1 gb ram and 2 gb of swap should be enough to get started. You can always do a server upgrade if traffic increases.
Any hosting you choose the basic requirement is that they support docker. The first hostings that comes to mind, in addition to DO, are Hetzner, OVH, Scaleway, UpCloud and Vultr but you can find more information here:

where you can also find some benchmark comparison


(Marianco) #10

That isn’t a good answer.

What about answering this question:

What if you upgrade from Shared Hosting to a Managed VPS Hosting in Inmotion Hosting or any other host.
Can you then install Discourse?
And what would you need to do the installation?

Inmotion Hosting already has:
PostgreSQL
Ruby on Rails


(Vinoth Kannan) #11

@marianco the OP asked the question to install in shared hosting only.

Of-course you can install Discourse in a VPS server. But I am not sure about Inmotion Hosting.