This is a quick post about getting Ghost onto a Joyent cloud instance, with the intention of using dtrace on SmartOS to inspect & optimise Ghost's memory utilisation.
Sign up for an account on Joyent, set up your key, and then hit create instance. It'll ask you to choose an image, I went for the first one:
And all you need is the smallest package:
Give your instance a name, hit 'Create Instance' and wait for it to start. Once it's up and running ssh into the box and run the following commands...
Install unzip, gcc47 and gmake packages:
pkgin install unzip gcc47 gmake
Download the latest Ghost package:
wget http://ghost.org/zip/ghost-latest.zip --no-check-certificate
Unzip Ghost into a directory called
unzip ghost-0.3.3.zip -d ghost
Change into your new directory
Install all of Ghost's dependencies:
npm install --production
Create a config file from the example:
cp config.example.js config.js
Open the config file for editing:
Change the IP address and port for development to
80 respectively. Save, and exit vim.
Finally start up ghost by typing
And then visit your public IP in a browser to see Ghost running.
http://your-ip/ghost/ to create an account and start writing posts.