In this tutorial, We’re going to install the Discourse forum using Docker on the CentOS server. Discourse is an open-source platform that is used for discussion forums, communities and etc. The backend is built on Ruby on Rails, and the frontend is based on Ember.js.
Let’s get started!
- CentOS 8 Installed.
- Setup CNAME and A record to Server IP.
- Root Password.
Install Discourse Forum With Docker on CentOS 8
1. Install Docker
The first thing to do is install Docker on CentOS 8. We’ve written a complete tutorial on installing Docker on CentOS 7 & 8.
To verify which version of Docker you’re running follow this.
2. Install Discourse
Now, that you have installed Docker on your CentOS. It’s time to setup and installs discourse. First, create a directory here
/opt/discourse and wget discourse repo here.
Now, we’re going to git clone the Discourse repository here:
git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse_docker.git /opt/discourse
Now, navigate to that directory where you just git clone and we’re going to install Discourse.
Provide all the required details and press Enter. Now you need to verify all the setup as shown below:
Hostname : hostname_here Email : your_email_here SMTP address : smpt_server_here SMTP port : 587 SMTP username : your_email_here SMTP password : your_password_here Let's Encrypt : your_email_here ENTER to continue, 'n' to try again, Ctrl+C to exit:
After pressing Enter the installation will start and once it’s completed you can check the running container using.
Once you see you’re running a container that means it’s successfully installed and ready to setup. Navigate to your hostname for the basic setup of discourse and you’re ready to go.
If you have any quires or questions feel free to comment down below.