502 Bad Gateway after Ghost one-click install


I just tried setting up ghost using the guide for the one-click install. I followed all the steps but now when visiting my website I get the 502 bad gateway error. I’ll admit that DigitalOcean is probably a bit too technical for me, I know a bit about for instance setting up Wordpress on your own web host, but nothing like this - running Ubuntu and using SSH and stuff. Though that’s why I chose this for the one-click install.

From the guide and tutorials I’ve seen on YouTube it seems as if after setting up the one-click install the website should just work?

Could somebody help me figure out why I’m seeing the 502 Bad gateway error?


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Hi friend, when you start a Ghost One-click application you’ll see this from your Droplet in about 60 seconds:

If you don’t see that Destroy the Droplet and create another. If you do it’ll take you to the Quickstart that shows you how to login and set Ghost up one time:

Once that’s done Ghost will present a screen asking for your account details IIRC, and you’re good to go.

You can also get help with the Ghost One-click application:

Hope this helps!