Is there a completely free way to install Discourse?


(Cody Mitchell) #1

I really blunt question. Is there any completely free ways to install discourse. I am a beginner so simple terms would be great!


#2

Free as in terms of having a free server to host it? or free as installing it on your own server?

If you are looking for the second one, then yes, there is a free way to install discourse, I used this one discourse/INSTALL-cloud.md at master · discourse/discourse · GitHub


(Stephen) #3

You’re very unlikely to find something truly free that will host discourse. The $10/month DigitalOcean install is one of the cheapest options that makes sense and if you’ve no experience with any of this stuff then administration is going to have a fairly steep learning curve in places.

As you’ve already suggested in your other thread you’re going to be better off seeking an alternative.


(Cody Mitchell) #4

Thanks for your reply,
I was thinking having a free server to host it.


(Cody Mitchell) #5

Thanks Steve (I just really like the looks of Discourse :grinning:)
The only other alternative I have found is CodoForum (which looks pretty good - I’m just having some issues setting it up).
Thanks anyway!


#6

But you should be able to earn some money… for example the cheapest way to host it, is through runabove or ovh, about 2,5usd a month for 2gb ram/1cpu or look in lowendtalk forums