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Running Ghost on domain.com and Apache subdirectory

  • Posted May 4, 2014

Hi everyone! I would like to ask some advices regarding Ghost and Apache. I’m using Apache for running my homepage (static HTML) and two Drupal website (var/www/drupal1 e /var/www/drupal2). I did not set any virtual server or anything, it’s everything very basic!

I would like to start using Ghost, but at the same time, leaving there the two Drupal websites. What I should do?

I was thinking:

  1. Find a way of leaving Apache only for domain.com/drupal1 and domain.com/drupal2 (how??)
  2. Create a subdirectory blog.domain.com with Ghost, and simply using Apache to forward everyone who is trying to access domain.com there (but I would prefer to not alter the url and leave my domain.com)
  3. Replace apache with nginx, but I am afraid of encountering problems with Drupal.

Any suggestions? and mostly…how can I do such things (links for guide/tutorial are very much appreciated!) ? :D

Thanks in advance!

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You should be able to set it up so domain.com serves the Ghost blog and domain.com/drupal1 and domain.com/drupal2 serve your Drupal sites. You’ll need to use a ProxyPass to serve Ghost, so the key is to exclude the Drupal sites from the proxy. In your Apache conf, you’ll need something like: <br> <br><pre> <br> ProxyPass /drupal1 ! <br> Alias /foo /var/www/drupal1 <br> <br> ProxyPass /drupal2 ! <br> Alias /foo /var/www/drupal2 <br> <br> ProxyPass / http://127.0.0.1:2368 <br> ProxyPassReverse / http://127.0.0.1:2368 <br> ProxyPreserveHost On <br> RewriteEngine On <br> RewriteOptions inherit <br></pre> <br> <br>Notice that we define the Drupal sites first. <br> <br>Let us know how it goes! <br>