Documentation & Tutorials
This page shows you how to use the Discourse forum InstantApp on your C1 server.
Discourse is an open source Internet forum software application. Discourse breaks with existing forum software by including features recently popularized by large social networks.
There are four steps to deploy the Discourse InstantApp
Before starting, click the “Create a Server” button in the control panel.
You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the Discourse image in the InstantApps tab for your Cloud Server:
Choose the server type and click on the Create a Server button. This action starts your server.
To avoid spam, remote mail ports cannot be reached from our infrastructure by default. As Discourse requires to send mail, we need to open them. Your account needs to be validated to perform this operation. To get your account reviewed, please contact our assistance.
Click on the Security Groups tab to enter the security-groups page. Click the Create a new Security Group button and input the security group name and description.
Check the Enable SMTP box to unblock the mail ports.
Go back to your servers details end select the security group previously created. The new Security Group configuration will be applied automatically on Virtual Cloud Servers. BareMetal cloud servers need to be hard rebooted from the management console to configure the new rules.
Your Discourse C1 server is now configured and ready to use. When your server is running, copy its public IP address and paste it in your favorite browser.
Create a new account.
Connect your server via SSH
ssh root@server-ip and change for the Discourse user
In the Discourse repository
cd /var/www/discourse run the following command:
Exit the rails console. Your Discourse C1 is now configured and you are admin on it. You can enjoy it and customize it through the Admin panel.