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1-Click Installer & Hosting


The first decision you need to make, is whether you want to install and setup Ghost yourself, or whether you prefer to use an installer. ## 1-Click Installer There are no installers at the moment. ## Hosting You're going to need a hosting package that already has, or will allow you to install <a href="http://nodejs.org/">Node.js</a>. This means something like a cloud (<a href="http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/">Amazon EC2</a>, <a href="http://www.digitalocean.com/">DigitalOcean</a>, <a href="http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/">Rackspace Cloud</a>), VPS (<a href="https://www.webfaction.com/">Webfaction</a>, <a href="http://www.dreamhost.com/servers/vps/">Dreamhost</a>) or other package that has SSH (terminal) access &amp; will allow you to install Node.js. There are plenty around and they can be very cheap. What won't work at the moment, is cPanel-style shared hosting as this is usually aimed specifically at hosting PHP. Although some offer Ruby, and so may offer Node.js in the future as they are somewhat similar. Unfortunately, many of the Node-specific cloud hosting solutions such as **Nodejitsu** &amp; **Heroku** are NOT compatible with Ghost. They will work at first, but they will delete your files and therefore all image uploads and your database will disappear. Heroku supports MySQL so you could use this, but you will still lose any uploaded images. The following links contain instructions on how to get up and running with: * [A2 Hosting](http://www.a2hosting.com/high-speed-ghost-hosting) - (autoinstaller) * [DigitalOcean](http://ghosted.co/install-ghost-digitalocean/) - from [Corbett Barr](http://ghosted.co/) * [Dreamhost](http://www.howtoinstallghost.com/how-to-install-ghost-on-dreamhost/) - from [howtoinstallghost.com](http://howtoinstallghost.com/) * [Webfaction](http://www.howtoinstallghost.com/how-to-install-ghost-on-webfaction-hosting/) - from [howtoinstallghost.com](http://howtoinstallghost.com/) * [Rackspace](http://ghost.pellegrom.me/installing-ghost-on-ubuntu/) - from [Gilbert Pellegrom](http://ghost.pellegrom.me/) * [Ubuntu + nginx + forever](http://0v.org/installing-ghost-on-ubuntu-nginx-and-mysql/) - from [Gregg Housh](http://0v.org/) * ...check out [howtoinstallghost.com](http://howtoinstallghost.com) for more guides ...