Tutorial: How to set up Discourse on Digital Ocean

Hi Everyone!

I figured I’d share a tutorial video I put together for anyone here who would like to set up their own forum using Discourse for an app they are working on, hosted on Digital Ocean.

Feel free to leave feedback, and if you have any questions let me know! :slight_smile:




Thank you, Brandon! Very concise, yet plenty of detail!

I’ve been looking at setting it up but it looked a bit complicated. I think I can do it now :slight_smile:

No problem @eli! Making a tutorial is much harder than I thought lol!


Thanks for the tutorial. I would go for whichever server capacity is necessary, but it looks like the discourse forum recommends the $5 plan: https://meta.discourse.org/t/how-to-install-discourse-on-5-droplet-on-digitalocean/84172/60

You mentioned you don’t recommend that. Do you have experience of it crashing on this plan? I guess I could one could try setting up on the $5 plan and upgrading capacity is necessary.

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@mattb I think I remember reading a while back that it could cause some issues. But then again this was a while ago. No harm in testing to see if that plan would work.

Aye. I’ll give it a crack and report back if any issues arise.

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HI @lantzgould thanks for this tutorial! I was wondering if you had any tips for setting up the forum with Bubble as a SSO? I’m having some trouble after getting my forum working properly actually connecting it to bubble. Specifically I get this error, and not sure how to get around it. {“statusCode”:400,“body”:{“status”:“MISSING_DATA”,“message”:“Discourse key not set”}}

Hi @dapphero
Did you find the solution for Discourse SSO without upgrading to Pro plan?