Is there a simple step-by-step guide to get a Answers deployed onto cloud with ngnix?

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Based on the few questions around deployment, it seems like it would be beneficial to have a simple guide with a cloud provider on getting Answers deployed with a database on to <my-domain>.dev with all the pre-requisites steps including SSL, perhaps even with one or two recommended cloud providers, one for those optimizing for simplicity and another with all the bells and whistles.

In current state, the friction of deployment feels still a bit high. I suppose that will get resolved once there is a "Hosted Answers" provider, but wondering if something can be done until that point?

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Hi Anton, there are simple steps you can take to self host Answer on lets say Digital Ocean.

  1. Create Digital Ocean Droplet VM
  2. Point A record of sub/domain to Droplets IP
  3. Use Nginx Proxy Manager to get automated SSL cert and proxy FQDN to the docker instance of Answer.

Do let me know if you need help.