In this chapter, we will discuss how to install Ghost manually on your computer or a VPS. Given installing on a VPS requires many of the same steps as a local installation, you'll also see what additional steps you need to take to install Ghost manually on a VPS, based on the two most popular operating systems VPS hosts tend to run: Ubuntu and CentOS.
If you are new to using the command line, you may want to look at one of the automated installs instead of installing manually, because it can get a little tricky. We are going to give you all the commands you will need, but it may get complicated for someone who has never used the tools before.
This chapter covers the following topics: