Where to install Discourse on AWS?


by mohammad , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 6 months ago

Where to install Discourse on AWS?

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by alysson_lynch , 6 months ago


You can install Discourse on AWS by following these steps:

  1. Sign in to your AWS account and go to the EC2 dashboard.
  2. Launch a new EC2 instance by clicking on the "Launch Instance" button.
  3. Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that supports Discourse. Ubuntu is a commonly used operating system that works well with Discourse.
  4. Select an instance type based on your needs and click "Next" to configure the instance details.
  5. Set up storage and add any additional volumes if necessary.
  6. Configure security groups to allow inbound HTTP and HTTPS traffic.
  7. Review the instance launch details and click "Launch" to create the instance.
  8. Create a key pair to secure your instance and download the private key file (.pem).
  9. Connect to your instance using SSH with the private key you downloaded.
  10. Update the packages and install Docker. Discourse uses Docker containers to run its components.
  11. Clone the Discourse repository from the official GitHub repo.
  12. Configure the Discourse container by editing the app.yml file with your desired settings, such as hostname, email settings, and database details.
  13. Run the Discourse setup command to initialize the application and configure the database.
  14. Start the Discourse application by running the appropriate Docker command.

Note: This is a basic overview of the installation process. It is recommended to refer to the official Discourse documentation for more detailed instructions and to ensure you are following the most up-to-date installation process.