This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Ghost on a CentOS 7 server.
Install Ghost on CentOS 7
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum -y update
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.
Step 3. Install Node.js and npm.
Run the following commands to install Node.js:
yum install nodejs npm --enablerepo=epel
Verify that your Node and NPM installation is working correctly by issuing:
### node -v && npm -v
Step 4. Installing Ghost.
Download and unpack Ghost with the following commands:
mkdir -p /var/www/html
curl -L -O https://ghost.org/zip/ghost-latest.zip
unzip -d ghost ghost-latest.zip
sudo npm install --production
After the installation is completed, configure Ghost and update the URL in the config file with your domain. Copy the example config into a new file:
cp config.example.js config.js
Open the file:
Find the ‘Production’ section and update the URL with your domain. After modifying it should look like this:
// ### Production
// When running Ghost in the wild, use the production environment.
// Configure your URL and mail settings here
Once the installation process is complete, start Ghost by running the following command:
npm start –production
Step 7. Accessing Ghost.
Ghost will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com:2368 or http://server-ip:2368 and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 2368 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Ghost. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Ghost blogging platform on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Ghost web site.