This is what I’m going after, before I make and host my own Discourse website.
DigitalOcean [4 GB RAM, 2 vCPUs, 80 GB SSD DISK] ($20/month plan)
Elastic Email (150,000 emails/month is free)
SSL certificate from my domain host (domain.com)
Am I missing anything required before starting my discourse website and hosting it myself?
I have not signed up for Discourse or DigitalOcean yet