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  • on 01/27/2019

Very straightforward to setup and configure following Bitnami excellent docs.

We chose the Bitnami AMI because of their presence on Lightsail (all images seem to be their support stack).

Straightforward to configure SMTP, email defaults, and the most excellent of all — support for


Up and running in minutes

  • By Neil Bostrom
  • on 02/16/2015

Great AMI, got Discourse up and running within minutes. Took me a little while to work out there was already a system user. The instructions could have been clearer around this point.

Easy to install the easy part of it

  • By Caue Rego
  • on 07/08/2014

Beyond this installation, you still need to configure an email server, a dns and, if you want to keep up to date with official releases, a docker on aws so you can easily update it.

So, it's not of much use in reality. Try the official Discourse steps instead.


  • By James
  • on 02/12/2014

Discourse is great forum software, just paying $180 a year for an AWS virtual server to run it is too much.

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