Installing on Server


(Spedwards) #1

Hi,

Some time ago I was apart of a community that used Discourse for it’s forum and now I’ve got my own website up and I’d like a forum to go along with it, however I cannot find any download or guide to install Discourse on my own website.

If available, can someone please link me to a guide and/or a download for Discourse. If it changes anything, my site is using WordPress.


(⛰️) #2

Err. This is an odd question.

Try going to discourse.org


(Gerhard Schlager) #3

See this entry in the FAQ: How do I get it?


(Spedwards) #4

AS far as I could tell, that was to set it up on a DigitalOcean server.


(Gerhard Schlager) #5

From https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/INSTALL-digital-ocean.md:

While this guide uses Digital Ocean, these steps will work on other cloud providers and local installs that also support Docker.

So, just ignore the steps for creating/configuring your Digital Ocean droplet and start with the installation of Docker.


(Sigurður Guðbrandsson) #6

Just to be clear, you NEED to be running a server (or have a docker environment) to set up discourse.
You can’t set up Discourse on a shared hosting environment (like Hostgator/Godaddy/Bluehost/etc)

Alternatively, you can always just let others manage the server stuff so you can do what you do best - run the forum :smile:

There are two hosting providers I know of:

  1. Discourse.org (the official guys - highly recommended) - https://payments.discourse.org/buy/
  2. Discourse Hosting - https://www.discoursehosting.com/