Just as promised, here is the guide. I will be adding some more stuff, but the main goal is to have more people coming to ghost.
Hey guys, I’ve been up for a couple of hours getting to know Ghost and also giving it a try to AWS but I can’t find a single guide that explains well how to setup correctly Ghost on AWS on Ubuntu 16.04 EC2 Free.
I was following this guide: Guithub link
and it was pretty good until it asked me to create Elastic IP, then my public IP changed and got messed up, besides, this part:
Nginx is much more performant and better optimized for handling the type of workload Ghost has. You’re free to use Apache, but the support you get will be more limited as it’s not part of the recommended stack.
Ghost and Wordpress are 2 completely different platforms. Wordpress runs on PHP, and most shared hosting servers are configured to work with PHP. Ghost, on the other hand, runs on NodeJS, which most shared hosting servers are not configured to work with. The languages are fundamentally different, so it’s not really fair to either platform to compare them. Additionally, Ghost and Wordpress are built for very separate tasks.
Just FYI, while running Ghost on AWS isn’t much more difficult than running it on any other VPS provider, this is technically the hardest way to get Ghost - The easiest is signing up for Ghost (Pro), and the other method is to use the Digital Ocean One Click Install
If it’s inactive, you should just need to enable it. To do so, first make sure you allow ssh (otherwise your connection will be dropped) by running sudo ufw limit ssh and then enable it by running sudo ufw enable
That’s the problem, that when I try to access ufw at /usr/sbin/ufw
it says: that it doesn’t exist, it only let’s me get to /usr/sbin/
the same goes with ufw limit ssh, it says:
Command ‘ufw’ is available in ‘/usr/sbin/ufw’
The command could not be located because ‘/usr/sbin’ is not included in the PATH environment variable.
This is most likely caused by the lack of administrative privileges associated with your user account.
ufw: command not found
I swear after I get this going I’m making a tutorial and video… oh lord ahahah
This seems to be a problem with your installation since AWS supports security groups, it might be easier to configure them and just not worry about UFW. The reason the docs tell you to use UFW is because it hardens your server, which is a generally good thing to do. You can still install Ghost without enabling UFW, but then you don’t have the hardening
If you have any suggestions to the docs, feel free to suggest edits! There’s a button at the top right of the page
Bro I already checked, look, is there something besides this that I have to do?
Also I was checking and nginx still doesn’t run after running the setup step by step, this is the log:
sudo nginx status
[sudo] password for arturo:
nginx: invalid option: "status"
arturo@ip-...:/var/www/blog$ cd /usr/sbin/nginx
-su: cd: /usr/sbin/nginx: Not a directory
Wrong command :P you need to run sudo service nginx status
With regards to your dns, I don’t use Route53 so I wouldn’t know where to start in telling you how to fix it. All I can tell you is directly querying your NS (specifically ns-896.awsdns-48.net) doesn’t return an A record, which suggests something’s wonky with your config
Thanks for the help, I ran the command and says that nginx is running could you help me set it up with the ip of my VPS instead and I’ll troubleshoot the DNS later?
Do I run ghost setup to begin? If so what do I put on the URL? My IPv4 Public IP?
Ok… I’m proud to say that I got it working finally… jesus… what a nightmare is this AWS… http://elkepon.com/ working great, I haven’t touch anything yet or set it up, but wanted to let you know. Thanks for the help. I’ll be posting a guide soon to help out Ghost