Official Ghost documentation Deploying Ghost describes how to start Ghost as a service using script for /etc/init.d. This approach work well only for Ubuntu prior version 16.04. In this tutorial I’ll describe how to start Ghost as a service using new systemd service manager.
Requirements Ghost should be already installed. *How to install Ghost described here: How to install Ghost on Ubuntu 16.04. Ghost is installed in /var/www/ghost Create systemd script Open terminal as root (or sudo user).