Ghost is a fully open source blogging platform. It is developed using Node.js, which makes it fast, scalable and efficient. It is very easy to migrate from other Content Management System like WordPress, Joomla .. etc. The Ghost blogging software is free to download and use. In addition, the Foundation offers a (paid) hosted platform for users who would like to run a live blog on the internet, as an alternative to configuring a server and running a manual install of the software package.
In this article, we will be known about the installation of Ghost blogging p[latform installation on Linux.
Before going to install Ghost, we have to install node.js by using the following command
#yum install -y epel-release # yum -y install nodejs npm
Now Download the latest version of ghost from their official site
# wget https://ghost.org/zip/ghost-latest.zip
Extract it copy to the directory /var/www/
#unzip ghost-latest.zip -d /var/www/ghost/
Now change to the directory ghost and run the following commands
#cd /var/www/ghost/ #npm install --production
Now the installation of Ghost completed.
Before we start the ghost rename the file config.example.js to config.js as follows
#mv -f config.example.js config.js
Now edit the file config.js and change the things production section like host. change host from 127.0.0.1 to 0.0.0.0
Now start the ghost by using the following command
[root@localhost ghost]# npm start --production > firstname.lastname@example.org start /var/www/ghost > node index WARNING: Ghost is attempting to use a direct method to send email. It is recommended that you explicitly configure an email service. Help and documentation can be found at http://support.ghost.org/mail. Ghost is running in production... Your blog is now available on http://my-ghost-blog.com Ctrl+C to shut down
We can also start the ghost by using the pm2. we can install and configure pm2 as follows
#cd /var/www/ghost #npm install -g pm2 #echo "export NODE_ENV=production" >> ~/.profile #source ~/.profile
we can start it by using pm2 as follows
# pm2 start index.js --name ghost
We can access Ghost by using the URL address: http://ip-address:2368
Now create startup script to start ghost when system powered on.
#pm2 startup centos #pm2 save
By using the address http://ip-address:2368/ghost we can setup the user accounts.
After creating the users, login to your account and then access dashboard like follows to create awesome posts
Enjoy Ghost Blogging platform in your system.