Ghost Custom Domain Name
When setting up a Ghost blog, most likely you will want a personalized domain name. We are going to show you how to do this on DigitalOcean, but it is a very similar process on almost all other platforms. We bought all our domains from Namecheap and have been very happy with their service.
All these steps are going to be specific to Namecheap, but every domain registrar should have very similar steps.
If you do not already have a domain, signup for a domain name over at Namecheap (or any other provider you wish).
Now you need to configure your domain to point to DigitalOcean. To do that click on the
My Accounttab and then
Manage Domains. Next click on your domain name.
On this page click on
Transfer DNS to Webhost. Now you have the option to input custom DNS Servers. By inputting custom DNS servers, you configure where your domain name points to. So, for our example, you can input the nameservers for DigitalOcean.
In custom DNS servers 1 - 3 fill in the following
ns1.digitalocean.com ns2.digitalocean.com ns3.digitalocean.com
Now click Save Changes.
Next log into your DigitalOcean account. Once logged in click on the DNS link.
Now select your Ghost droplet name and fill in your domain name.
Thats it! Again, it may be different for your specific domain name registrar, but it should be a similar process. If you run into trouble, most of the big companies have 24/7 online chat support who can do it for you. Good luck!
If you need any further help with Ghost(Pro), check out their page here.
Head to our next section on how to add Google Analytics to your Ghost blog!
Add Google Analytics