I’ve been looking into my options and I think I’ll be going with a new VPS server just for Discourse. However, I have a few questions:
I came across a 2015 post from Digital Ocean saying that I need a 2GB plan to run Discourse. Is this still true? Do you know if the company now lets you create a one-click VPS with Discourse one it with the 1GB of RAM plan (this is the plan I can pay)?
If I can’t create a one-click VPS with Discourse, is there any risk installing Discourse manually in Digital Ocean?
If I start using Digital Ocean, do I need to configure any sort of security for server to properly run Discourse? Besides using a strong password, fial2ban, and turning on ufw – Just as a general practice, I always use semi-managed server and I never needed to deal with security and server protection, so this is new territory for me.
For now, I created a VM on may local machine to test the software, but it seems that I can’t get the smtp working, is there any command I can use on Ubuntu to activate a Discourse admin account?
Finally, looking into Digital Ocean, the name Linode came up, which offer a similar configuration for $10, but they give you 2GB of RAM? Is there any difference between the two hosting companies in terms of service and reliability?