Pros and cons of multiple standalone containers vs one for multiple Discourse installs?


(AstonJ) #1

There seems to be two options for multiple Discoure installs, multiple containers or one - what are the pros and cons of each, and perhaps, which do you think makes more sense for my needs (see below)?

My server is set up so that each site on it is in its own folder in the /home directory, e.g.:

/home/site1
/home/site2
/home/site3
etc

So I would prefer to install each Discourse forum in the same way:

/home/site1
/home/site2
/home/site3
/home/discourse1
/home/discourse2
etc

The server has 48GB of ram and my current Discourse install is set-up in this way. What would suit my needs best and what are the drawbacks if any?


(Stephen) #2

Are they all going to be serviced simultaneously? How much differentiation is going to exist in terms of plugins and other functionality?


(AstonJ) #3

What do you mean by serviced? Upgraded? If so, yeah that would be cool to have as an option - though don’t mind doing individual upgrades if I had to.

They will probably run the same plug-ins (tags, accepted answer) as I generally don’t like to use plugins unless they are official or semi-official.