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Install Ghost on your POWER web hosting plan

Find out how to install Ghost on your POWER web hosting plan

Last updated 4th February 2021

Objective

You've subscribed to a Web POWER web hosting plan to deploy Node.js applications, and you want to deploy a Ghost blogging platform on it.

This guide will explain how to do it.

Find out how to install Ghost on your POWER web hosting plan.

Requirements

If you have just started to use your Web POWER web hosting plan, we suggest to have a look at our Getting started with a POWER web hosting plan guide before going further.

Instructions

Let's suppose you have the default configuration for Node.js hosting:

  • Runtime: nodejs 14
  • Entrypoint: index.js
  • DocumentRoot: www

To verify your configuration, you can use the Retrieve active configuration API endpoint

Connect via SSH to your POWER web hosting. Let's begin by configuring the domain name in a DOMAIN variable:

echo "Enter your domain (my-domain.ovh for example):"
read DOMAIN

Then install Ghost using npm at your home folder (not www):

cd $HOME
npm install ghost-cli@latest
export PATH=$HOME/node_modules/.bin:$PATH
rm -rf www
# Install Ghost
ghost install local --development --dir www --no-setup --no-start --no-enable
# Setup configuration
cd www
cat << EOF > config.${OVH_ENVIRONMENT}.json
{
  "url": "https://${DOMAIN}",
  "paths": {
    "contentPath": "content"
  },
  "database": {
    "client": "sqlite3",
    "connection": {
      "filename": "content/data/ghost-development.db"
    },
    "useNullAsDefault": true,
    "debug": false
  }
}

EOF
# Symlink index.js entrypoint
VERSION=$(ghost --version | sed -n 's/Ghost version: \([0-9.]*\).*/\1/p')
ln -fs versions/${VERSION}/index.js index.js

Restart your instance and your Ghost will be online.

Ghost

Terminal output:

 $ echo "Enter your domain (my-domain.ovh for example):"
Enter your domain (my-domain.ovh for example):

~/www $ read DOMAIN
power.mydomain.ovh

~/www $ cd $HOME
~ $ npm install ghost-cli@latest
> yarn@1.22.10 preinstall /home/powerlp/node_modules/yarn
> :; (node ./preinstall.js > /dev/null 2>&1 || true)
[...]
+ ghost-cli@1.15.3
added 420 packages from 208 contributors and audited 420 packages in 20.791s
[...]
`npm audit fix` to fix them, or `npm audit` for details

~ $ export PATH=$HOME/node_modules/.bin:$PATH

~ $ rm -rf www

~ $ ghost install local --development --dir www --no-setup --no-start --no-enable
✔ Checking system Node.js version
✔ Checking current folder permissions
✔ Checking memory availability
✔ Checking free space
✔ Checking for latest Ghost version
✔ Setting up install directory
✔ Downloading and installing Ghost v3.41.3
✔ Finishing install process

~ $ cd www

~/www $ cat << EOF > config.${OVH_ENVIRONMENT}.json
> {
>   "url": "https://${DOMAIN}",
>   "paths": {
>     "contentPath": "content"
>   },
>   "database": {
>     "client": "sqlite3",
>     "connection": {
>       "filename": "content/data/ghost-development.db"
>     },
>     "useNullAsDefault": true,
>     "debug": false
>   }
> }
>
> EOF

~/www $ VERSION=$(ghost --version | sed -n 's/Ghost version: \([0-9.]*\).*/\1/p')

~/www $ ln -fs versions/${VERSION}/index.js index.js

~/www $ mkdir -p tmp

~/www $ touch tmp/restart.txt

Go further

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