Discourse is a simple forum solution that can add the social element to discussion and information sharing among your visitors. As it’s a free open source project, users are welcome to make any coding changes that best fit their own individual needs without investing money for purchases or subscription plans. It is a simple system to use from the moment it’s installed, but comes with a variety of tools and settings to adjust in order to promote a unique and entertaining platform for your website.
How to deploy Discourse in Digital Ocean with Bunnyshell:
Step 1: Log into Bunnyshell and open the Dashboard. Take a look at the easy-to-use interface, and you will see, on the left part of the screen, the main menu. There, you should be able to see environments (company projects like production, management), resources, and one-click apps (apps like Metabase , Jorani, Jira that are optimized and ready to deploy).
Step 2: Look for RESOURCES and click on One-Click Apps.
Step 3: Once you got to the One-Click Apps, all you have to do is select the one you need. If you can’t find it, feel free to use the search bar. Click on Discourse, and you will be redirected to its page.
Step 4: Check out the key features of the app and read the info. Once you are done, launch the app in the cloud.
Step 5: Now you will have to fill in the required info. Give the app a name, choose a location, a virtual network, and a server size.
Step 6: Next, you need to look at the bottom of the page. There you will find the application secrets that you have to complete.
Step 7: Once you are done, all you have to do is to click on DEPLOY. Then you will be redirected to a page where you can see that Discourse is deploying. You can click on View logs to see how the app is deployed.
Your job here is done. You can now focus on creating the best forum for your visitor. Give yourself some time to learn how to use all of the functionalities of Discourse.