Restarting your Ghost Blog

A common question asked by our hosting clients is how to restart your Ghost blog on our cPanel servers. As Ghost is still a very young blogging platform using node.js some of the more simple tasks like theme installations and updates often require a restart, so let's get into it.

When ghost is setup by ourselves or through our One-Click install script avaliable on our hosting packages it creates a cron job. The cron job is used to trigger to start up the ghost installation if for reason the blog is offline. So what we want to do is force it stop and then trigger it using the cron command.

To do this login to SSH, if you do not have an SSH account just hit up our support team and we will get it enabled for you.

Hit the following command

killall -9 node

That will kill the blog, now let's start it up again using the cron job.

php public_html/blog/cron.php

In this example our Ghost blog installation is under the blog directory and will need to be adjusted depending on your installation directory.

That's it! If you have any questions or need any further assistance please feel free to contact us.