Question

Why is Ghost not installing correctly?

Okay so I already have a droplet dedicated to one Ghost blog. I wanted to create a test droplet today so I went ahead and used the one-click app to install Ghost with Ubuntu 18.04. I logged into the console once the droplet was created.

Ghost installer ran automatically up until the point where it notifies you of entering your domain and email for SSL. After pressing ENTER, the installer just exists and when I check /var/www/ghost/ the directory is empty. Am I doing something wrong here?

This I’ve tried:

  • Rebuilding the droplet
  • Destroying and recreating a droplet
  • Trying to install on a droplet in a different location

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Still having this issue in 2020 :( Just installed an Ubuntu Droplet and went on here https://ghost.org/docs/install/ubuntu/?_ga=2.65752169.678147745.1592695501-1319289443.1592695501#create-a-directory

Works like a charm

Still having this issue, installing ghost directly from the ready droplet is completely broken

Another reason it would not install correctly is if the ghost database user account is not using the correct password during install. I ran into that problem, where I needed to update the password of the ghost user to the same password used in the install script. After that everything else worked as expected.