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Possible to install LAMP alongside one-click Discourse droplet?

Getting Discourse to work was proving incredibly difficult so I just opted for the one-click droplet for Discourse. Is it possible to install LAMP on the same droplet for the purposes of running an HTML or WordPress frontpage alongside Discourse?

If so, at what stage of the tutorials would I begin? Presumably installing Lamp?


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Hi, @orbitstorm88

You can install nginx on the same droplet in order to host a WordPress website as well. The software included in the one-click app is Docker so you can also install Nginx using docker on a separate container rather than installing it on the droplet directly, but this is totally up to you.

A similar question was asked before in our community but with the difference that the user wants to use Apache instead of Nginx:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/install-discourse-on-a-droplet-with-wordpress-served-by-apache

One thing to keep in mind is that you should always backup your data and perhaps create a snapshot of the server before you install any additional software on top of the one-click app, because this can sometimes cause problems and you might need to restore your server from backup.

Hope that helps!

Regards, Alex