Hi All, I’m hosting my ghost site at fast comet (FastCloud Plus) account. While I sought their help to upgrade the ghost installation from 4.4 to 4.7, they are stating that I can’t run it with the present subscription and need to move to VPS/DS subscription. It doesn’t look right to me.
Hi Vikas, they tried and they are saying this. Isn’t ghost built to work on shared hosting services?
We have once more tried to fulfil your request, however, the results are the same as when attempting to upgrade the dependencies the memory required is higher than the available for your shared ‘FastCloud Plus - rajeshts.com’ hosting account. All of our shared hosting packages will not be able to provide the required memory in order for the dependencies to be upgraded and as such if you would like this to be possible, you should consider upgrading to one of your VPS/Dedicated solutions. You can review them from the following links:
Firstly, I have the FastCloud Extra (which has 6GB Ram and 6 processors).
Your current plan (FastCloud Plus) has 3GB Ram and 4 processors.
Secondly, I have the Cloud 3 VPS running 30 or so of my development and testing Ghost instances.
Before upgrading to a VPS I would first try upgrade to the FastCloud Extra.
Also – even on my FastCloud Extra shared hosting account, there are times when running updates has failed due to Ram and Inode limitations until I did one or both of these things prior to running updates or installing new Ghost instances:
Delete the contents of the .cache/yarn/v6 folder, i.e. all of the files in the directory /home/yourdirectory/.cache/yarn/v6
A bit late, only saw this in @denvergeeks’s response! Ghost’s officially supported stack probably has some limitations when it comes to shared hosting. That’s probably why FastComet is one of the few shared hosting services that offers Ghost
@Rajesh_Sivanandan I submitted an update request on my FastComet shared hosting account, and here is the response I received:
I would like to inform you that currently, the Node.js version on our shared hosting servers cannot be updated globally per your request.
The Node.js version should be updated globally on all shared servers, such as the one your account resides on, however, this is still being tested and we are unable to specify a timeframe for the upgrade.
Considering this, we can update Ghost to the version by creating a virtual environment which will run under Node.js “v14”, however, you will not be able to manage the application via the “Ghost Publishing Platform” tool in cPanel. The application would need to be started and stopped via the aforementioned virtual environment manually.
Via the aforementioned virtual environment, we would be able to set the needed Node.js and Ghost-cli versions in order to finalize the update.
Below are the contents of my update request ticket – what I sent to FastComet Support:
Hello - Ghost instances in the Ghost Publishing Platform are no longer able to update.
Please see the attached screenshot.
Could someone please:
1) update the node.js on txpro11 to v14.16.1
2) update the Ghost-CLI to version: 1.17.3
Or, please migrate my account to a different server which is updated to these versions.
Here is a helpful post from the Ghost.org staff addressing this issue: https://forum.ghost.org/t/minimum-node-js-versions-changing-to-12-22-1-14-16-1-node-v10-is-eol/22527
I had to leave fastcomet because they couldn’t host Ghost properly. There was that critical bug recently that Ghost asked everyone to update for, and fastcomet couldn’t do it because the OS on the server was too old. It looks like they’re running old tech on their cheaper plans, hence the encouragement for you to upgrade. I wasn’t able to pay more, so I had to choose between ceasing my hosting or having a vulnerable Ghost installation. I hope you have better success!
I actually find their support (always) quick (5-15 minute response time) and (with rare exception) very helpful. I think they are a great value, and at least as reliable as (and way more responsive than) any of the other dozen or so shared hosting companies I’ve used over the years.
Yes, the Admin area of the Ghost is the same anywhere that it is hosted. FastComet provides cPanel one-button installation. You can run 5 or 6 Ghost blog instances on the FastCloud Extra Plan. Since it provides cPanel you also have direct access to editing, uploading and downloading of all of the files in your Ghost installations through the web-based File Manager in cPanel. I hope this helps.