I have a website that was made many years ago, consisting of html pages, many of which are quite complicated (think extensive photo galleries, itineraries, programs etc), that would be extremely onerous to port to a new website.
I want to install ghost on the server and use this to build a new website, but I also want to keep all of the old content available so that I can link back into the old HTML file structure from an ‘archive’ page(s).
As far as I understand it, I can’t simply install ghost into public_html on top of the previous file structure. Instead, I could install ghost into a new folder in the home directory, and make this my document root folder. This would keep the two websites seperate, and would be neat, but would block access to the archived content. Is there a simple way to call files from the older website, which is now behind the document root folder?
Alternatively, I could simply install ghost, and then copy the old file structure into the ghost directory, though this might cause problems?
Is there a more elegant way to do this?