How to install Ghost and Gitlab in different subdomains?


I would like to setup a VPS with multiple applications. E.g. Gitlab and Ghost. Both of them in diferrent subdomains ( & Also I would like to have an html page at

I don’t care about apache or nginx. On Ubuntu 14.04.

What would be the easiest way to do this?




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This can be accomplished with Nginx by creating separate server block for each app/site. As a quick example, hosting a static site on www and a Ghost instance on blog, your Nginx config would look something like this:

server {
    listen 80 default_server;
    listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;


    client_max_body_size 10G;

    location / {
        proxy_pass http://localhost:2368;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
        proxy_buffering off;

server {
    listen 80;
    listen [::]:80 ipv6only=on;

    root /var/www/html/;
    index index.html index.htm;


    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ =404;

This would serve static html from the directory /var/www/html/ at It would also proxy a Ghost instance running on port 2368 to The server_name directive is important so that Nginx knows where to direct the requests. This also assumes that you have DNS set up with A records for both subdomains pointing to this IP address.

This tutorial should help point you in the right direction: