404 error after creating a Ghost droplet

I was following a tutorial for creating a Droplet with Ghost. Even without setting up the domain name, it looks like I must be able to open and see a Ghost message to continue with the installation, just opening the IP address, but in my case, I only see a 404 error.

What did I do wrong?

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✖ Starting Ghost One or more errors occurred.

  1. ConfigError

Error detected in the production configuration.

Message: connect ECONNREFUSED Configuration Key(s): / database.connection.port Current Value(s): / 3306

Help: Ensure that MySQL is installed and reachable. You can always re-run ghost setup to try again.

  1. GhostError

Message: Ghost was able to start, but errored during boot with: connect ECONNREFUSED Help: Unknown database error Suggestion: journalctl -u ghost_www-pashtech-co-uk -n 50

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November 4, 2023

Heya @davided9d7e06860044efb1cd874fc,

Did you use the MarketPlace Ghost Droplet :

Or are you trying to manually configure Ghost? Additionally, can you post what steps you have followed and from which tutorial?

Bobby Iliev
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November 2, 2023

Hi there,

Did you use the 1-Click Ghost installation image from the Marketplace or did you install Ghost manually?

I could suggest using the 1-Click installation from the Marketplace:

I’ve just tested it and it seems to be working as expected.

What you could do is, as this is a new Droplet, delete it and spin up a new one using the link above.

Let me know how it goes!



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