August 3, 2020

Ghost Setup

Ghost Setup
# Login via SSH
ssh [email protected]_server_ip

# Create a new user and follow prompts
adduser <user>

# Add user to superuser group to unlock admin privileges
usermod -aG sudo <user>

# Then log in as the new user
su - <user>

# Update package lists
sudo apt-get update

# Update installed packages
sudo apt-get upgrade

# Install NGINX
sudo apt-get install nginx

sudo ufw allow 'Nginx Full'

# Install MySQL
sudo apt-get install mysql-server

# To set a password, run
sudo mysql

# Now update your user with this password
# Replace 'password' with your password, but keep the quote marks!
ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'password';

# Then exit MySQL

# and login to your Ubuntu user again
su - <user>

# Add the NodeSource APT repository for Node 12
curl -sL | sudo -E bash

# Install Node.js
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

sudo npm install [email protected] -g

# We'll name ours 'ghost' in this example; you can use whatever you want
sudo mkdir -p /var/www/ghost

# Replace <user> with the name of your user who will own this directory
sudo chown <user>:<user> /var/www/ghost

# Set the correct permissions
sudo chmod 775 /var/www/ghost

# Then navigate into it
cd /var/www/ghost

ghost install