I am seriously IMPRESSED :)

Latest version (4.2.0). Dawn (modified version).
Back-up of my content and downloaded (FileZilla) my modified Dawn theme.

Was running 4.1.2 and ran into some issues with file permissions during the upgrade. Tried to fix them but started thinking, “Why not just remove it all and make a new droplet and start getting some practice…?”

So, I did.

Deleted the DNS record from namecheap and created a new droplet. Added the DNS records and waited a few minutes before I ran the install from my computer (terminal, ssh root@ip).

Once I was logged in I went to labs and deleted all the content (all the sample stuff) and after that, imported my json file to “get everything back”.

W O W :slight_smile: I am seriously impressed. Not only did my code injections come back, my tags, posts, settings, pages, Stripe payment plan options – EVERYTHING was back as it was.

That’s what I call IMPORT :slight_smile: Thanks Ghost Dev Team for making an awesome product. I’ll never leave you :slight_smile:

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@thebear.dev That’s Great to hear.

Long back I moved away from Ghost to WordPress. Since then I have a feeling everyday to move back to Ghost.

Hope it’ll happen soon. :heart:

I was with WP for over ten years. I got tired of all the poor choices they made in terms functionality and design.

A few years back, I migrated over to CP (Classic Press) to get a more stable setup with a more intense focus on security.

I have been looking at Ghost for years but never taken the time to test it.

@mcnaveen I installed Ghost for the first time 10 days ago. There are things I miss coming from WP. There are, for me, basic features missing in Ghost.

That said, it is still far better than WP will ever be. Most importantly, it is blazing fast to use and to load.

Running my site on a $6 per month droplet and the site loads in under 500ms.

It’s definitely a breath of fresh air.

One thing that doesn’t get enough attention is how easy it is to deploy as well. I knew little about node etc before coming onto Ghost, but it’s trivial compared to deploying WordPress, even with wp-cli. I like that it runs fine on FreeBSD as well, even though it doesn’t strictly target it as a platform.

Hi @rubenerd,

I partly agree and at the same time, fully agree. I know, I make no sense :slight_smile:

When starting out with Ghost, which for me is more or less 10 days ago, I had a “hard” time understanding how to get it installed.

It took me a whole day before I figured out all the steps involved and why there was a difference between a local and a production environment.

Most hosts I’ve come across do not offer nginx as their main server platform, instead they offer / provide apache. Few of these hosts offer NodeJS app install.

I think, at least right now, that the main reason behind the “low user figure” is this. If it was easier to run, more would use it.

I see where you’re coming from :slight_smile: . I’m pretty used to running nginx in VMs, so installing Ghost was a snap. But coming from traditional LAMP stacks it’s a bit of a mind bend.

The Local/Prod design is pretty entrenched now, IIRC Rails was among the first frameworks to codify it (might be wrong). I think it’s great once you understand, it makes upgrades much less brittle, and makes it easier to hack on.

Thesedays I don’t even use Ghost with nginx in the middle, I just pass it right to a Varnish proxy. Ghost is fast out of the box, but with even a basic Varnish service it screams.

Yep, that is my next step as well. I’m currently hosting my site on a $6 per month droplet and it loads in under 500ms no matter if I check against the home / start page, a post where prismjs is available or a page with and without a contact form, and so forth.

It is, out of the box, already screaming in my opinion. WordPress doesn’t even come close. That said; varnish is next on my TODO.

@rubenerd yep, I am thinking of doing speed tests based on different Linux distros, don’t know… maybe. I just find the overall experience so far amazing. Just take the simple fact that you can buy a domain, point it to a droplet and host a site that loads in less than 500ms for $5 per month AND on top of that, charge money for your content with memberships built in? I honestly do not know what to say…