Fiercely independent, professional publishing
A fully open source, powerful platform for building and running modern publications,
we power serious blogs, magazines and journalism from DuckDuckGo to OpenAI & Sky News.
The easiest way to deploy Ghost is with our official Ghost(Pro) managed service. You can have a fresh instance up and running in a couple of clicks with a worldwide CDN, backups, security and maintenance all done for you.
Not only will it save you hours of maintenance per month, but all revenue goes to the Ghost Foundation, which funds the maintenance and further development of Ghost itself. So you’ll be supporting open source software and getting a great service! Alternatively if you'd like to support us, we're very grateful to all our backers on Open Collective
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
$ ghost install
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.
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.
Contributors & Advanced Developers
For anyone wishing to contribute to Ghost or to hack/customise core files we recommend following our full development setup guides: General Contributor Guide | Developer Setup Instructions | Admin Client development guide
Copyright & License
Copyright (c) 2013-2018 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.