Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: Blog     CMS     Ghost    
Latest version: v3.39.3

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The easiest way to get a production instance deployed is with our official Ghost(Pro) managed service. It takes about 2 minutes to launch a new site with worldwide CDN, backups, security and maintenance all done for you.

For most people this ends up being the best value option cause of how much time it saves — and 100% of revenue goes to the Ghost Foundation; funding the maintenance and further development of the project itself. So you’ll be supporting open source software and getting a great service!


Quickstart install

If you want to run your own instance of Ghost, in most cases the best way is to use our CLI tool

npm install ghost-cli -g


Then, if installing locally add the local flag to get up and running in under a minute - Local install docs

ghost install local


or on a server run the full install, including automatic SSL setup using LetsEncrypt - Production install docs

ghost install


Check out our official documentation for more information about our recommended hosting stack & properly upgrading Ghost, plus everything you need to develop your own Ghost themes or work with our API.

Contributors & advanced developers

For anyone wishing to contribute to Ghost or to hack/customize core files we recommend following our full development setup guides: Contributor guideDeveloper setup


Ghost sponsors

We'd like to extend big thanks to our sponsors and partners who make Ghost possible. If you're interested in sponsoring Ghost and supporting the project, please check out our profile on GitHub sponsors :heart:



Getting help

You can find answers to a huge variety of questions, along with a large community of helpful developers over on the Ghost forum - replies are generally very quick. Ghost(Pro) customers also have access to 24/7 email support.

To stay up to date with all the latest news and product updates, make sure you subscribe to our blog — or you can always follow us on Twitter, if you prefer your updates bite-sized and facetious. :saxophone::turtle:


Copyright & license

Copyright (c) 2013-2022 Ghost Foundation - Released under the [MIT license](LICENSE). Ghost and the Ghost Logo are trademarks of Ghost Foundation Ltd. Please see our trademark policy for info on acceptable usage.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Ghost README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.