It’s possible to run discourse in multisite mode in development. A multisite server uses a different DB and hostname for each site that it serves. This is useful if you are developing a feature or a plugin that should be multisite compatible.
All you need to do is add an appropriate
config/multisite.yml file. i.e:
--- alternate: adapter: postgresql database: discourse_alternate host_names: - alternate.localhost
To run rake tasks against these extra sites, simply add the
RAILS_DB environment variable with the name of the site that you are targeting:
RAILS_DB=alternate rake db:create RAILS_DB=alternate rake db:migrate
Some rake tasks are special in that, when RAILS_DB isn’t specified in development, they run across all sites:
rake db:create rake db:migrate
In general, however, running rake tasks without
RAILS_DB set will target the default site.
To access the site, you’ll need to run ember-cli with the
bin/ember-cli -u --forward-host
You may now be able to view the your new site at http://alternate.localhost:4200, but if you cannot, you may need to add
alternate.localhost to your
/etc/hosts file or equivalent.