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