Piwik Analytics for Ghost using Docker and Caddy

If you want to see how many people are visiting your site you will need some kind of analytics. Piwik is great because it is open source and works well with Docker. Read on for documented steps to install Piwik with Docker and Caddy. Piwik depends on MySQL so I'm going to be installing that too. Swap Space This whole process would have been pretty straightforward if I had listened [Read More]

Adding Comments to Ghost with Disqus

For blog articles I visit, the comments section can be more helpful than the actual article's content. Often times the comment section contains the solution I am looking for. Because of these and other reasons interesting to me I have set up comments on this blog. The platform I have chosen is Disqus. I chose Disqus for a few reasons Pricetag (free) Simplicity Opt-out of ad experience The first I [Read More]

SSL reverse proxy with Caddy, Docker and Let's Encrypt

After building my Ghost Docker container I wanted to make sure that everything is served encrypted over the internet at the insistence & coercion of my peers. Setting up SSL using Caddy, Docker and Let's Encrypt is simple. Read on for steps on how to accomplish this configuration. Introducing Let's Encrypt Let's Encrypt is an organization dedicated to providing free, secure and trusted SSL certificates to anyone who can prove [Read More]

Docker, Ghost, Free SSL with Caddy WebServer

A few comments on my experience with creating this website. The blog was built using a combination of techs which are fairly new to me Docker software containerization platform http://www.docker.com Nginx - web server https://www.nginx.com Caddy web server, out-of-box encryption https://caddyserver.com Let's Encrypt ssl certificate authority https://letsencrypt.org Digital Ocean cloud server virtualization https://www.digitalocean.com Ghost blogging platform https: [Read More]