Answer is a open-source knowledge based community software. You can use it to quickly build your Q&A community for product technical support, customer support, user communication, and more.
- Root access to your Ubuntu 23.10 server.
- Docker installed and running. Learn how to setup Docker.
To install Docker Compose, run the command,
apt install docker-compose
To install Answer via docker, run the command,
mkdir answer && cd answer wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/answerdev/answer/main/docker-compose.yaml docker-compose up
Reboot the docker by running the following command,
systemctl restart docker
You can now navigate to your browser to the URL http://yourserver-ip-address:9080 and you will see the Answer Q&A Community Software installation screen.
Replace "yourserver-ip-address" with the actual IP Address of your server
Choose your preferred language,
Configure the Database,
Note - Answer supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite as the database backend.
If you are testing Answer for the first time, you can go ahead with sqlite it does not require any additional configuration.
If you prefer to choose MySQL/MariaDB, you needd to setup the database beforehand.
Enter your site's information,
If you have a domain name, Enter the domain name in the "Site URL" field.
This completes the initial configuration. Now you can login with the created email and password,
To start Answer in the background (detached mode), you can use the following command.
docker-compose up --detach
root@vps:~/answer# docker-compose up --detach Starting answer_db_1 ... done Starting answer_answer_1 ... done
This concludes the Installation and Answer Q&A Community Software on Ubuntu 23.10.