Configure the Ghost domain name

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "/opt/bitnami/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

Ghost requires the domain name to be specified in the config.production.json file. For example:

    url: '',

NOTE: You can find the *config.production.json file in the locations below depending on the installation type:

  • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages): /opt/bitnami/ghost/config.production.json

  • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations): /opt/bitnami/apps/ghost/htdocs/config.production.json

Once you have configured the domain name in the config.production.json configuration file, restart all services:

$ sudo /opt/bitnami/ restart ghost
$ sudo /opt/bitnami/ restart apache
Last modification December 21, 2022