cd /var/discourse
sudo ./launcher start app

And to stop:

sudo ./launcher stop app


Logs are located in /var/discourse/shared/standalone/log/rails/production.log.

To rebuild Discourse (e.g. after a config change): cd /var/discourse; ./launcher rebuild app

Initial activation email not working, due to the From address not being recognised by SMTP provider (Mailgun):

  • Set the initial ‘from’ address manually, by uncommenting this line in app.yml: exec: rails r "SiteSetting.notification_email=''"
  • Rebuild Discourse