Installing on cPanel based host

Thank you for this great software.
Can Discourse be installed on a host running cPanel?
Ruby and rails have been installed to the server.
The versions are as follows:

[root@host2 ~]# ruby --version
ruby 1.8.7 (2011-02-18 patchlevel 334) [x86_64-linux]

[root@host2 ~]# gem list --local | grep -i rails
rails (2.3.18, 2.3.14)

What is best practice to install an open source ruby app: use cPanel ruby on rail interface or SSH?
Any clues appreciated.

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The only supported way to install is via SSH using Docker on a VPS, per our official install guides. The cpanel method will not work.

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Normally, I’m a staunch defender of unsupported Discourse installations because I think it’s fun and educational if you can wrap your head around the concepts that are involved, but…

This isn’t going to work. For starters, your Ruby and Rails are both ancient. I have no idea what distro that server is running apart from cPanel, but with software that old and that badly maintained, installing Discourse in any way other than the supported method will be a nightmare.


I strongly agree with @elberet quite important to have the environment correct and configured correctly