Deploying Ghost blog

Yesterday I started using Ghost and I simply ran
npm start in a Tmux session.

This is obviously not the best way to do it so I have made some improvements now.

After reading a bit of deployment docs, which by the way are very nice, I decided to give pm2 a try.

So if you already have Ghost blog configured then you only need to install pm2 and maybe create some simple start script.

sudo npm install -g pm2  

Then, to launch and daemonize ghost, simply do:

pm2 start index.js  

To check on its status

pm2 show index  

Pretty neat.
The (super complicated) start script for my ghost is now:

NODE_ENV=production pm2 start index.js  
pm2 show index