A semi-standalone imageboard server written in Go
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A semi-standalone imageboard server written in Go



Basic installation (from a release)

  1. Extract the .tar.gz or the .zip file into a directory (for example, your home directory)
  2. Copy gochan.example.json to gochan.json and modify it to your liking.
    1. If you want to see debugging info/noncritical warnings, set verbosity to 1. If you want to see benchmarks as well, set it to 2.
    2. Make sure to set DBname, DBusername, and DBpassword, since these are required to connect to your MySQL database. Set DomainRegex,SiteDomain, since these are necessary in order to post and log in as a staff member without being rejected.
  3. If you're using nginx, copy gochan-fastcgi.nginx, or gochan-http.nginx if UseFastCGI is set to true to /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/, or the appropriate folder in Windows.
  4. If you're in Linux, you can optionally copy gochan.service to ~/.config/systemd/user/gochan.service and run systemctl enable gochan.service to have it run on login and systemctl start gochan.service to start it as a background service.
    1. If you aren't using a distro with systemd, you can start a screen session and run ./gochan
  5. Go to http://[gochan url]/manage?action=boards, log in (default username/password is admin/password), create a board, and go to http://[gochan url]/manage?action=rebuildall
    1. For security reasons, you should probably go to http://[gochan url]/manage?action=staff to create a new admin user account and delete admin.

For developers (using Vagrant)

  1. Install Vagrant and Virtualbox. Vagrant lets you create a virtual machine and run a custom setup/installation script to make installation easier and faster.
  2. From the command line, cd into vagrant/ and run vagrant up
  3. After it finishes installing the Ubuntu VM, follow the printed instructions.