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Ghost One-Click App Setup


Introduction

One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is Ghost. Ghost is an open source publishing platform which is beautifully designed, easy to use, and free for everyone.

Prerequisites

  • Orbit created with Ghost image

  • Running Orbit

Creating Your Orbit

  1. To create your application, you must create a Photon. You can do so by selecting the Photon tab after selecting 'Create Orbit'

    Photons
  2. Once there, you will see a list of available photons that you can create. Select one and it will bring you to a detailed page

    Photon List Photon Description
  3. Scroll down to the details and you can start selecting options for your photon as well as setting up credentials.

    Photon Details
  4. Once everything is filled in, just press Create and you can move on to the next step

SSH into Orbit

  1. First we need to check some details on our orbit by first navigating to the “My Orbits” tab.

    My Orbits
  2. Once there, click on the Orbit you want to connect to and check for three things:

    • IP Address

    • Running Status

    • Source Image(Ubuntu, Debian, Centos, Fedora)

    Orbit Details
  3. Once you have confirmed that your Orbit is running and you have the other information. Open up your console.

  4. Now you can SSH into your Orbit by running.

    ssh [email protected]
    • IP Address: We got this from the detail page, in this case it is “216.200.116.60”

    • Image: We got this from the source image in the details page. It should be one of the following: ubuntu, debian, fedora, centos

    • Note: A full command for this example would be: “ssh [email protected]

Starting Ghost

  1. Once you are SSH'd into the server you will see the following:

    Ghost CMD
  2. This welcome message displays what IP address that you need to open to setup Ghost. After we navigate to that page, you will see the following

    Ghost Create
  3. After you start setting up Ghost, it will ask you to create an account and then to invite people to your team as well.

    Ghost Create2
  4. After setting up your application you can view your dashboard and edit your site which will look like this.

    Ghost Dashboard
  5. Finally to view your full site, you can go to the IP of your Orbit and it will look like the image below.

    Ghost Home