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Muhammed Cetin
Muhammed Cetin

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Can we use the same servers for different selfhosted Forems?

Hello, dear Forem builders,

I wonder whether we can use the same Digitalocean VPS for different self-hosted Forems. I need to build different Forems in different languages with subdomains, like fr.myforem.com. As you can guess, I don't want to create more than one VPS droplet for each subdomain because the main Forem already cannot use all the system resources. It just uses 5% of the resources.

Is there a way to do that?

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Muhammed Cetin Author

@djuber

I wanna use a Forem with language subdomains (fr.myforem.com, etc.) with different databases (so with different environments).

Is there a way to do that?

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Ella (she/her/elle)
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Muhammed Cetin Author • Edited on

Thanks for your answer @ellativity.

I've already seen the topic and the answers but I still have some questions.

  1. Can I publish a post for a particular language by using the current solution?
  2. Can I create alternative posts for a topic in different languages. For example, I have a post in English, and I want to create its French version. Can I publish each of them under only their parent locales?

Otherwise, I'll try to do that by hardcoding.

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Ella (she/her/elle)

Thanks for sharing some of your additional thoughts, Muhammed. I would say that there has been no additional progress made on i18n for Forem, so there is no change to the initial functionality for languages.

A few changes that have occurred on this subject are the ones that Dan made (like ensuring that podcast slugs are pulled correctly from non-Latin script titles). This means that you can write a post in any language you want and the post slug should accurately reflect the post title.

There is currently no way to provide the same post in multiple languages unless you create each post separately and interlink them manually, or write them both in one post with one below the other.

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Muhammed Cetin Author

Thank you so much @ellativity. Your answers always help me to understand Forem's basics. I understand that I need to create my own solution to do what I want. Thanks. 😊

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Lowe Bowe

that's a very good question

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Muhammed Cetin Author

Is there anyone who can answer this question?