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How to Create a Blogging Website with Ghost on Ubuntu 16.04

In this article, you will get some information on how to use Node.js to install and configure Ghost on your Ubuntu 16.04 Alibaba Cloud ECS.

Ghost is a free and open source blogging platform, designed to simplify the process of online publishing for individual bloggers as well as online publications. It is written in JavaScript and uses Node.js as its runtime environment. Ghost uses Markdown syntax in the editor, so you can see how your blog will look like on a live site while you are writing the blog. Ghost is perfect platform for bloggers as it is very clean and lightweight.

In this guide, we will install and configure Ghost on your ubuntu 16.04 Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) using Node.js.

Update the System

We recommend you to upgrade all the available packages before installing any new package. To do so, execute the following command.

sudo apt-get update

Then please install Nginx, MariaDB Database, please click here to see the details.

Install Node.js

As you know Ghost is based on node.js so, you will need to download and install node.js from its repository. Execute the following command to download node.js.

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -

Once you have downloaded the node.js package, install it using the following command.

sudo apt-get install nodejs

After you have successfully installed all the packages above, you can follow the instruction here to install Ghost.

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Component composition

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