Today I had a little play with the new CMS called Ghost. It runs using node.js and so is not an install type that I’ve done before making for a bit of a learning curve.
I managed to install it locally on my Windows 7 machine and once up and running I really liked the editor. It’s pretty cool in that it shows the user exactly what their blog will look like – as opposed to the WordPress editor.
Then I tried to install it on my existing Amazon EC2 instance running Linux. This proved a bit more tricky. The documentation and installation paths lean towards brand new installs on new servers.
I was able to install node.js, and also Ghost, bit wasn’t able to access it via my domain name. I made sure Apache was switched off so there were no port conflicts bit still no joy. I’ll figure it out soon, but a lack of documentation meant it wasn’t a quick process to manually install.
Ghost is brand new and quickly evolving so hopefully over the next few months the docs and install paths will be more clear.