Ghost Image Problems - Bad Gateway

I just finished attempting to do a Ghost 1-click install on a droplet. I’ve done nothing out of the ordinary. I pointed the domain to the droplet, completed the setup of the droplet by logging into the terminal and following the steps. Yet, when I try to attempt getting to the actual website I’m hit with a bad gateway error. Why is this happening? How do I fix it?

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Bobby Iliev
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April 9, 2022


I could suggest the following:

  • First SSH into your Droplet
  • Then run sudo -i -u ghost-mgr to switch to the Ghost user
  • After that access the Ghost directory with: cd /var/www/ghost
  • Then run the ghost doctor command

Feel free to share the output of the command here.

Also make sure to check your Nginx error log to see the actual error rather than the generic 502 error:

tail -100 /var/log/nginx/error.log

Let me know how it goes.