If you are a newbie, Configuring cloud servers from Digital Ocean or Godaddy would really be a painful task. You will need to learn to use Console, SSHs, Putty and many other things before configuring even a single file of your discourse forum.
My best opinion for you will be to use discoursehosting.net. They will setup your forum in under 15 mins. The price is almost the same.
If you have more money to spend, you can try Siteground. They offer managed support for discourse in dedicated servers.