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Transferring sites, should I create droplet with temporary or main domain?

Posted February 18, 2021 207 views
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I’m currently planning on completely redoing my site.

At the moment it’s a Wordpress site being hosted with another provider but I would like to set up a Ghost site with DigitalOcean.

Whilst I’m in the process of setting up the Ghost site, I’m planning on using a temporary domain temp-domain.com so that it can be accessed easily by other users whilst being configured.

However, I noticed that when you configure the site it asks you for the domain and wondered whether I should put in current-domain.com or temp-domain.com as I’m unsure as to what this is used for and how easy it is to change.

Is this domain used for configuring the SSL certificate? Is is easy to change once set?

Any ideas as to what I should do?

Thanks :)

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Hi @ReviseShare,

It’s pretty straightforward to change the domain of a Ghost application. In that regard if you want for people to be able to access it prior to it being actually live and you to install SSL on it prior to pointing your Domain to the new IP.

Having said that, you mentioned using a new domain temp-domain.com. What I would suggest is for you to use a subdomain of your original domain like so - temp.domain.com. That way you won’t need to buy a new domain and just use a subdomain of your main one for it.

Regards,
KFSys

Hi @ReviseShare,

I would suggest using the official way taken from the ghost documentation. I’ll recommend you to check all of the ghost-cli options from the link you provided :

https://ghost.org/docs/ghost-cli/

Anyway, I believe what you are looking for in this particular situation is :

# Set the url for your site
ghost config url https://mysite.com

Regards,
KFSys