How to setup your blog with ghost on Azure

A few days back I reseted my old blog. I didn't deleted it accidentally, I swear. But I looked at the content, and it was really old. I don't believe that there a lot of people still interested in Silverlight tutorials ;-). So, I hit refresh, and created a new Blog.

WordPress is very good, but it has grown to a very big CMS, and I just want a lightweight blog-engine. So I switched very fast and eay to Ghost. Ghost is really a nice lightweight blogging tool, I started to like it more and more :) More details on Ghost can be found here https://ghost.org/.

It was very easy to install it on Azure, because there is already an Azure Marketplace Image for Ghost.

Ghost Azure Marketplace

The "hardest" part was, applying a SSL Certificate. Therefore I use Letsencrypt. There is a very good site extension available for Azure to manage the complete handling of a certificate from Let's encrypt. When you have created your Ghost Blog with the marketplace image, go to Kudo and add this extension.

Letsencrypt Site Extension

A very good and helpful tutorial to get it up and running can be found here.