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Ghost on cloud

1-click AWS Deployment  1-click Azure Deployment  1-click Google Deployment

Overview

Ghost is an Open Source application which allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do. It’s simple, elegant and designed so that you can spend less time making your blog work and more time blogging.

Ghost is owned by Ghost (https://ghost.org/) and they own all related trademarks and IP rights for this software.

Ghost on Cloud runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure and Ghost on Cloud is designed to cater to the needs of small and large taxi, limo and ground transportation companies and everything in between.

Cognosys provides hardened images of Ghost on all public cloud i.e. AWS marketplace and Azure.

Secured Ghost on CentOS 7.3

Features

Major Features Of Ghost

Customize it Completely. It’s Yours : You can write themes for it so your blog can have its own design. You can write plugins for it to add your own functionality. You can host it on your laptop, or you can host it on a public server. The code is open and so is the MIT license. No restrictions.

It Works Where You Work : We know that inspiration can strike anywhere, not just when you’re sitting behind a computer. So, Ghost works where you work. Ghost is a fully responsive web application that works on all devices. Not just moderating comments or token functionality. The whole thing.

An editor for writers : A Markdown based editing environment allows for fast formatting and a seamless authoring experience which places the focus entirely on the content being created. A live side-by-side allows you to always see how the post will render.

Simple content management : All your content is available in an easily searchable archive which can be scanned through at speed.

AWS

Installation Instructions For  Ubuntu

Note: How to find PublicDNS in AWS

Step 1) SSH Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Ubuntu instance on AWS Cloud

1) Download Putty.

2) Connect to virtual machine using following SSH credentials :

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 22

Username: To connect to the operating system, use SSH and the username is ubuntu.
Password: Please Click here to know how to get password .

Step 2) Database Login Details:

  • MYSQL Username : root
  • MYSQL Password : Passw@rd123

Note: Please change the password immediately after the first login.

Step 3) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://PublicDNS/Ghost

Step 4) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be in your web root folder “opt/Ghost

2. Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22
  • Http: 80 or 8080
  • Https: 443
  • Mysql ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. Internally Mysql server: 3306

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

AWS Step by Step Screenshots

Stack Name-This will be your Current stack.

haproxy_page_stack_name

Choose Software Pricing

haproxy_page_stack_price

Choose your Version

haproxy_page_stack_version

Choose your EC2 Instance Type

haproxy_page_stack_instance_size

Choose Your Key Pair

haproxy_page_stack_keypair

Choose your Region

haproxy_page_stack_region

Choose your Security Group

haproxy_page_stack_security_group

Change VPC Settings

haproxy_page_stack_vpc

Azure

Installation Instructions For Ubuntu

Note : How to find PublicDNS in Azure

Step 1) SSH Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Ubuntu instance on Azure Cloud

1) Download Putty.

2) Connect to the virtual machine using following SSH credentials:

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine

Step 2) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://PublicDNS/

Step 3) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be on your web root folder “/var/www/ghost/”
2. Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22
  • Http: 8o

Note: –Ghost is running on port 2368. A proxy has been used to divert from 80 to 2368. Open http://YourIP to access Ghost site

Use below commands to manage the service

    • service ghost stop
    • service ghost start
    • service ghost status
  • echo “Use below commands to manage the service”
  • echo “service ghost stop”
  • echo “service ghost start”
  • echo “service ghost status”


Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

Installation Instructions For Centos

Note : How to find PublicDNS in Azure

Step 1) SSH Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Centos instance on Azure Cloud

1) Download Putty.

2) Connect to the virtual machine using following SSH credentials:

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine

Step 2) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://PublicDNS/

Step 3) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be on your web root folder “/var/www/ghost/
2. Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22
  • Http: 80

Note: –Ghost is running on port 2368. A proxy has been used to divert from 80 to 2368. Open http://YourIP to access Ghost site

Use below commands to manage the service

  • service ghost stop
  • service ghost start
  • service ghost status

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link


Azure Step by Step Screenshots

Product name

Ghost on Ubuntu

Pricing Details

Ghost on Ubuntu 2 pricing details

enter pricing details

general purpose compute basic tier

general purpose compute standard tier

Ghost on Ubuntu 6

Ghost on Ubuntu 7

Ghost on Ubuntu 8

Google

Installation Instructions For Ubuntu

Installation Instructions for Ubuntu

Step 1) VM Creation:

  1. Click the Launch on Compute Engine button to choose the hardware and network settings.
  2. You can see at this page, an overview of Cognosys Image as well as estimated cost of running the instance.
  3. In the settings page, you can choose the number of CPUs and amount of RAM, the disk size and type etc.

Step 2) SSH Connection:To initialize the DB Server connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Ubuntu instance on Google Cloud

Step 3) Database Login Details:

The below screen appears after successful deployment of the image.

successful deployment of the image

For local MySQL root password, please use the temporary password generated automatically during image creation as shown above.

i) Please connect to Remote Desktop as given in step 2 to ensure stack is properly configured and DB is initialized.
ii) You can use MySQL server instance as localhost, username root and password as shown above.

If you have closed the deployment page you can also get the MySQL root password from VM Details  “Custom metadata” Section.

Step 3) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://PublicDNS/Ghost

Note: –Ghost is running on port 2368. A proxy has been used to divert from 80 to 2368. Open http://YourIP to access Ghost site

Use below commands to manage the service

  • service ghost stop
  • service ghost start
  • service ghost status

Step 4) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be in your web root folder “opt/Ghost

2. Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22
  • Http: 80 or 8080
  • Https: 443
  • Mysql ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. Internally Mysql server: 3306

Videos

Secured Ghost on CentOS 7.3

Ghost on cloud

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