Ghost is a free and open source blogging platform written in node.js, completely customizable and dedicated for publishing. By putting the script provided below to Vultr’s Startup Script, you can enjoy an out-of-the-box Ghost and Nginx installation, which includes self-signed SSL. For a manual install, read this tutorial.
The script is hosted on GitHub Gist. For a fully automated install, you will need the file
install.sh. If you do not want to use an encrypted connection, then you will also need to replace
#!/bin/bash ### # AUTHOR: Jonathan Zhang # GitHub: @bbs4us # Gist URL: https://gist.githubusercontent.com/bbs4us/58809c6ddbbbe960af9b/raw/install.sh # https://gist.github.com/bbs4us/58809c6ddbbbe960af9b # LICENSE: GPL v3 # ## Fetch the "Phantom" Ghost installation script and run it. ### apt-get update apt-get install wget -y wget -O - https://gist.githubusercontent.com/bbs4us/58809c6ddbbbe960af9b/raw/phantom.sh | bash >> /tmp/phantom.log sleep 5 wget -N https://gist.githubusercontent.com/bbs4us/58809c6ddbbbe960af9b/raw/ghostly.sh && bash ghostly.sh https yoursite.tld # replace me sleep 1
After you have replaced
yoursite.tld with your domain name, copy and paste it to the form, give it a name and click on the Add Script button. Make sure it’s type is Boot.
Now you can create a new instance with the script. After installation, go to
https://yoursite.tld/ghost/setup/ to setup user login credentials. You will see a warning about certificate not trusted, ignore that as the certificate is self-signed.
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