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Ghost - A recipe for beautiful online publication.

Ghost

Ghost is "a fully open source, hackable platform for building and running a modern online publication."

Ingredients

  1. Docker swarm cluster with persistent shared storage
  2. Traefik configured per design

Preparation

Setup data locations

Create the location for the bind-mount of the application data, so that it's persistent:

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mkdir -p /var/data/ghost

Setup Docker Swarm

Create a docker swarm config file in docker-compose syntax (v3), something like this:

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version: '3'

services:
  ghost:
    image: ghost:1-alpine
    volumes:
     - /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro
     - /var/data/ghost/:/var/lib/ghost/content
    networks:
    - traefik_public
    deploy:
      labels:
        - traefik.frontend.rule=Host:ghost.example.com
        - traefik.docker.network=traefik
        - traefik.port=2368

networks:
  traefik_public:
    external: true

Serving

Launch Ghost stack

Launch the Ghost stack by running docker stack deploy ghost -c <path -to-docker-compose.yml>

Create your first administrative account at https://YOUR-FQDN/admin/

Chef's Notes 📓

  1. If I wasn't committed to a static-site-generated blog, Ghost is the platform I'd use for my blog.
  2. A default using the SQlite database takes 548k of space:
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    [root@ds1 ghost]# du -sh /var/data/ghost/
    548K    /var/data/ghost/
    [root@ds1 ghost]#
    

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