For the past couple of months, I have been working on different ways to self-host Forem. Now is the time to share my work with you guys.
I already wrote a series of articles on how to self-host, but most of them are related to Development Instance, and now for the first time, I'm about to write articles on Production-based Forem.
For you to have a quick peek at the Production Instances, I'm attaching the URLs to access them with few details about the instance.
Going forward, if you are someone like me who wish to host the Forem instance on your own, I would like to hear your opinions in writing and shaping the upcoming guide.
- Guide for Forem on Heroku is Ready, click here to view it.
- Guide for Forem on Digital Ocean VPS using Dokku is about to come.
Update 01, In response to @ce7in comment
The above mentioned Heroku production instance is based upon the Heroku free tier, which has a cooldown of 30 minutes, so sometimes you may face a downside while you are trying to access it. All you have to do is wait for the first error and then reload.
Update 02, In response to @lee comment
Most of you might find this post after the official release of the Forem guide. So take this as a side note for everyone who is about to follow this guide.
As mentioned in one of the comments, this guide will be handy for those people who want to install Forem in VPS but want to have the flexibility of Heroku. Simply speaking, you are interested in installing Forem in Heroku but can't afford its high price.
Update 03, my thoughts
After looking into the comments of @ioscasey and @manuel , I decided to make this guide an alternative or supportive guide to the official documentation. At the same time, I also want to make Forem accessible ASAP to non-developers. So for starters, I will provide a copy-paste guide, and after the release of official Forem documentation, I will write a manual with detailed explanations.