In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How To Install Answer Q&A Community Software on Ubuntu 22.04
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 22.04 server.
- Docker installed and running. Learn how to setup Docker.
Install Docker Compose
To install Docker Compose, run the command,
apt install docker-compose
Running Answer with Docker
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 the language
Note – Answer supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite as the database backend.
If you are testing Answers for the first time, you can go ahead with sqlite it does not require any additional configuration.
Enter the basic information
Running Answer in the background with Docker
To start Answers 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 22.04.