Ghost + Nginx + Server control panel

Posted December 22, 2013 9.2k views
Hello, I have been using the VPS Ghost + Ubuntu 12.04 droplet image, and it works well for me. But now comes the problem where I want to configure an email address with the help of a control panel, such as Vesta, zPanel or Ajenti. The default out-of-the-box Ghost + Nginx configuration doesn't work with any of these control panels, as they interfere with Nginx some way or another. Some, like Vesta, install Apache, which totally messes up the Nginx configuration for Ghost. Are there any server administration control panels that can work with Ghost? Thanks.

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As far as I know, no. I also don't recommend installing a control panel as it only makes stuff more complicated and creates another layer of issues.

If you really need to use a control panel, I would recommend installing something like iRedMail on a separate droplet.
by Bulat Khamitov
If you would like to create your own online e-mail system, you can use iRedMail. In this article we will explain how you can do it on your Ubuntu 12.04 virtual server.
I have tried installing iRedMail and Postfix before, but it's a lot of pain for me and it didn't work. I have finally found a tutorial on the internet which explains how to install Ajenti on Nginx (which worked for me when running Ghost) -
How users are going to host email on your sever? If a (relatively) low number, check out How To Set Up a Postfix E-Mail Server with Dovecot. Otherwise, How To Set Up a Postfix Email Server with Dovecot: Dynamic Maildirs and LMTP is a good option.
by Lukas Erlacher
This tutorial will tell you how to setup a basic mail server and attempts to teach you a bit about the Postfix MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) in the process. works out of the box for ghost if you are using cPanel as control panel