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

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Still having this issue in 2020 :( Just installed an Ubuntu Droplet and went on here

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.