How to Install Vanilla Forum with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt on FreeBSD 12

Vanilla is a free, open-source discussion forum written in PHP. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Vanilla Forum on FreeBSD 12 by using Nginx as the web server, MariaDB as the database server, and optionally you can secure the transport layer by using acme.sh client and Let’s Encrypt certificate authority to add SSL support.