If you saw the install directions or tried it before they packaged it in Docker, it was a nightmare, welcome to using RoR.
Anyhow, it is now literally a 10 minute process, and 6 of those minutes you are waiting for the environment to be installed. I am not sure this will work on a shared hosting platform (cPanel or Plesk) though.
If you have a full root VPS at DigitalOcean or Linode, either of these should work:
I like Stack Exchange. I don't really like Open Source projects ... as they seem to perpetually languish.
He has some expensive "enterprise" priced hosting packages. That's probably how he intends to make money.Agree for the most part, but Jeff has taken investment (outside?) money, so I assume there is a revenue generating plan that will kick in at some point. Maybe more features in a commercial paid release, maybe just revenue from hosting Discourse sites, paid support, whatever, but I'm certain somewhere in the "business plan" there is a goal to generate revenue and $$ return to investor(s).
You may not like Discouse, it is different, might be ugly, might not like the arrogance of what he said, but you have to give the guy credit for at least trying to think outside the box and change what forums are today. Not many are doing that.
Yea, looks like the base package is $100/month, just was reading their blog and saw this (posted today) http://blog.discourse.org/2015/02/discourse-standard-hosting-plan-now-available/He has some expensive "enterprise" priced hosting packages. That's probably how he intends to make money.
Since I have 3 sites I am also learning Discourse multi-site protocol. From what I've seen so far that shouldn't be too hard. I plan to have a second test site up later in the week.
Yes I have. When Discourse first came out I did an install the old fashioned way. I installed all the dependencies and then built the package. I had it online for a couple weeks and then decided I just convert from IPB to xenforo. It was a major undertaking. Now with Docker it's much simpler to deploy. From what I read to connect to external sql servers you only have to make ports available outside the app so it should be no problem using external servers for the database.
Absolutely. The more I get into it the more I like it. I seem to find something new every time I log in. I document them on the site.
Slow is an understatement. Had to wait 15 seconds for a page to load on an average computer on that linked site. Loaded a few pages and gave up testing after that.http://discourse.hookedgamer.com ->> feel free to mess around all you want on there.
-This site may be slow due to lower processing power (although not THAT low at all, I believe it's a 2 core ~3gb RAM installation)
but mainly more because of
-the fact that the version is a little older than the current available version.
Similar threads isn't really something that's exclusive to Discourse. It's mainly that other software haven't really seen the need of putting that in the core, and I would agree. And here I thought that the main selling points of Discourse were the endless scrolling and real-time everything, I'm not sure what's important about Similar Threads.I think the way that threads are organized, the thread response/typing area (With live visual of what you're posting), the "similar threads" that appear at the top, and a bunch of other things I can't think of right now make DIscourse a great forum (Open source too!).
This is wrong. Minimum requirements is 1 gig of ram. That's hardly going to break the bank. My test site runs on an Ubuntu VPS in Hyper-V with 2 gigs of ram.I honestly haven't seen anything about discourse that would persuade me to use it, even if I did have the money to pay for the high spec server's required for it to run effectively.
It seems to be nearly as bad as a certain other software who's recent upgrade requires resources to be thrown at it to run effectively.