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I just found out about this new forum software,, and I was wondering whether it would work on shared accounts:


The minimum version requirements are:

  • Postgres 9.1
  • Redis 2.6
  • Ruby 1.9.3

We also recommend a minimum 1 Gb RAM to host Discourse, though it may work with slightly less.


I don't intend to use it on a live environtment. I only wanted to play with it, but if it's not possible, oh well. :)

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Redis is not available on shared hosting plans so this would be a show-stopper for this software. And as mentioned, 1GB of memory is quite a bit for a shared environment.

Agreed, in all reality, no shared environment should host this monster.  Did Brian mention Hawkhost has excellent VPS plans?  Run anything you want (within some limits) if you can set it up!

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