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How to Use the Ghost VPS Template

Getting started with the Ghost VPS template at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

Ghost is a powerful blogging and publishing platform known for its simplicity and speed. Hostinger's Ubuntu 22.04 64bit with Ghost VPS template comes with Ghost pre-installed, making it easy to start your own blog or publication. This guide will help you understand how to utilize this template to manage and publish content effectively.

Setting up your virtual environment will only take a few clicks with our Ghost VPS hosting plans!

Accessing Ghost

Open a web browser and go to http://[your-vps-hostname]/ghost/ — make sure to replace [your-vps-hostname] with the actual working hostname of your VPS:

Accessing the Ghost platform

If you want Ghost to run on your domain, point your domain to a VPS IP address and change the server hostname 💡

Upon your first visit, the Ghost Setup Wizard will guide you through creating an admin account:

Creating an admin account at Ghost

Exploring the Ghost Dashboard

The Ghost admin panel is intuitive. Spend some time exploring its features, including creating posts, managing tags, and customizing your site’s design:

The dashboard of the Ghost platforma

Learn how to create and format posts. Ghost offers a markdown editor for writing and styling your content:

Ghost's editor

Customizing Your Site

Ghost allows you to customize the appearance of your site. You can select from various themes or create your own:

The design settings in Ghost

Ghost supports integrations with many popular services like social media, analytics, and email newsletters. Check the Ghost integrations directory for options:

The integration settings in Ghost

For more detailed instructions and tips, refer to the official Ghost documentation and help center 💡

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