Deploy ghost on a PaaSBy Regis Foucault,
Quick tutorial to deploy Ghost.org instance on Clever Cloud:
UPDATE: This article is a little bit old, but some users decided to write a more recent documentation here on how to deploy a Ghost blog on Clever Cloud
1. Retrieve Ghost files
In order to download Ghost files, just visit this page : https://en.ghost.org/download/
Extract the file and put the folder in your favorite place.
2. Open an account on Clever Cloud
Just visit the signup page and follow the steps.
3. Create an application
Add a Node.js application.
More information available in our documentation : http://doc.clever-cloud.com/clever-cloud-overview/add-application/
4. Create a File System Bucket
Let's store the data !
When you deploy an application, a new instance is created. If you do not persist content files like articles and images, you will lose them between two deployments.
In order to store these files, we have created FS (File System) buckets.
Just add one in the services section.
More information can be found in our documentation : http://doc.clever-cloud.com/databases-and-services/fs-buckets/
You will receive the credentials by email. At the root of the application, create a
clevercloud/buckets.json file with the following structure:
It tells the application to use the files located in the content directory in the FS Bucket.
With the FTP credentials, upload the files located in your local
content folder to the remote FTP folder. At the root of the FTP folder, you should have
/images, etc. folders.
5. Ghost Configuration
You have to tell Ghost how you would like to use it by editing the
In both development and production sections:
- change host to
- change port to
6. Deploy the application
Last operation, push the local files to the cloud!
Deploy your application on Clever Cloud is very easy. Just type the following commands:
- init the git repository :
- create a
.gitignorefile like this:
- add all files:
git add .
git commit -m firstcommit
- push to Clever Cloud:
git push <ccremoteurl> master
You can then check the logs in the left panel logs section.
Not happy with SQLite? Go MySQL
If you do not want to deal with SQLite storage, you can store your data in MySQL.
To do this, replace the following section:
You can create a MySQL database on Clever Cloud in 5 seconds.
Want to send emails?
The following example allow you to send emails with your Gmail/Google Apps accound from Ghost :
Feel free to ask us if you have any questions about this article.
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