How install WordPress and Ghost in the same droplet?

  • Posted July 20, 2014

I have tried to install this two services, but support says that the best solution is two droplets, but I don’t want it.

Please, tell me how to install both in same droplet.


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It’s certainly possible. For Ghost you can set up a reverse proxy with Nginx, and for WordPress you can use a basic LEMP setup (a more in depth WordPress on Nginx article is here).

Your Nginx configuration would look something like:

server {
        listen 80 default_server;
        root /var/www/html;
        index index.php index.html index.htm;

        location / {
                # try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args;

        error_page 404 /404.html;

        error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
        location = /50x.html {
                root /usr/share/nginx/html;

        location ~ \.php$ {
                try_files $uri =404;
                fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
                fastcgi_index index.php;
                include fastcgi_params;

server {                                                                         
    listen 80;                                                             
    server_name ;                                      

    client_max_body_size 10M;
    location / {                                                             
            proxy_pass http://localhost:2368/;                               
            proxy_set_header Host $host;                                     
            proxy_buffering off;                                             

The port used for the proxy_pass should match the “port” setting in /var/www/

This setup assumes you have different domains setup for each site.

you can use reverse proxy redirect for the ghost blog so you can have and have wordpress as default on etc

this stackoverflow might help