How to Use the Ghost Publishing Platform

Updated on Nov 21, 2022

In order to make it easier for users to deploy and manage Ghost instances on their shared hosting accounts, we have created a custom Ghost Publishing Platform plugin which is now available on all of our Shared hosting servers.

In this tutorial, you will learn the following:


How to Install Ghost

To access this new feature, you will have to first log in to your cPanel account and then navigate to Software → Ghost Publishing Platform or simply by typing the latter in the search bar located at the top right corner of your cPanel.

Go to Ghost Publishing Platform

You must first click on the blue Add New button to deploy a new Ghost instance.

Add New Ghost Platform

Here you will have to select:

  • Domain Name - A domain or subdomain in your cPanel on which you will create the new Ghost installation. This can be done via the drop-down menu. If you wish to use another domain or subdomain, the same must first be added via the cPanel Addon Domains - or created via the Subdomains sections, respectively.
  • Instance Name - The name of your project which can be used to differentiate it from other ghost projects. This name will only be shown in the Ghost Manager plugin and will not be publicly available.
  • Folder - The folder in which your Ghost will reside. If the folder name which you write is not present, it will be created by the plugin. Note that if you use, for example, the folder of the subdomain on which you are trying to install ghost, you will receive an error notifying you that this is not possible.

Click on the Install button when you have filled in all the fields.

Install Ghost Publishing Platform

20 to 30 seconds after you click the button, you will be presented with your new Ghost installation, which will be started by default.


How to Manage Ghost

With the Ghost Management plugin, you can restart or stop your Ghost instance with a click of a button, depending on your needs. Simply choose the Ghost that you want to manage and select either Restart or Stop.

Stop or Restart Ghost

You will be notified of the change with a text message which will be present until you close the plugin or select another action.

Similarly, click on the Start button for the Ghost instance in question to start a stopped application.

Start Ghost

If you wish to completely remove a Ghost project, click on the red X button located on the right of that project. This will remove everything in the folder in which that instance is located but will leave the folder present.

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