The easiest way to get a production instance deployed is with our official Ghost(Pro) managed service. It takes about 2 minutes to launch a new site with worldwide CDN, backups, security and maintenance all done for you.
For most people this ends up being the best value option cause of how much time it saves — and 100% of revenue goes to the Ghost Foundation; funding the maintenance and further development of the project itself. So you’ll be supporting open source software and getting a great service!
If you prefer to run on your own infrastructure, we also offer official 1-off installs and managed support and maintenance plans via Ghost(Valet) - which can save a substantial amount of developer time and resources.
If you want to run your own instance of Ghost, in most cases the best way is to use our CLI tool
npm install ghost-cli -g
Then, if installing locally add the
local flag to get up and running in under a minute - Local install docs
ghost install local
or on a server run the full install, including automatic SSL setup using LetsEncrypt - Production install docs
Check out our official documentation for more information about our recommended hosting stack & properly upgrading Ghost, plus everything you need to develop your own Ghost themes or work with our API.
Contributors & advanced developers
We'd like to extend big thanks to our sponsors and partners who make Ghost possible. If you're interested in sponsoring Ghost and supporting the project, please check out our profile on GitHub sponsors
You can find answers to a huge variety of questions, along with a large community of helpful developers over on the Ghost forum - replies are generally very quick. Ghost(Pro) customers also have access to 24/7 email support.
Copyright & license
Copyright (c) 2013-2022 Ghost Foundation - Released under the MIT license. Ghost and the Ghost Logo are trademarks of Ghost Foundation Ltd. Please see our trademark policy for info on acceptable usage.