This is my first post. And i am new to this forum. Not sure if this question is asked before. My apologies if this question is repeated.
I was wondering if technically it is possible. That the Discourse forum could be separated into two components / Modules the REST API and the website.
Such that the API part can be hosted separately on cloud hosting services like Digital Ocean , AWS.
And the other part the website can be hosted separately on other hosting platforms which provide static website hosting.
gh-pages a hosting platform by github is a wonderful platform for hosting static websites. It is also free of cost.
This approach can have various Advantages.
We can develop a mobile app like an Android app and a i-os app which could directly connect with the api.
Reduced load and data transfer on cloud API server -
When the website part is hosted separately the server doesnt need to transfer the html and web pages. This could considerably reduce the data-transfer load on the api server.
- Reduction in overall Cost of Hosting and operating cost :
Right now also it is easy to customise the forum. but separation would make it more easier.
Any — Thoughts ? Inputs ? and suggestion.