Hosting Ghost on Aliyun ECS


  • download nginx source
  • download openssl source
  • do configuration:
# example
./configure --with-openssl=../openssl-1.1.0f --with-http_ssl_module
make install
  • now you can visit your site, you will see nginx welcome page!


use letsencrypt free SSL certificate

  • install tools
yum -y install yum-utils
yum-config-manager --enable rhui-REGION-rhel-server-extras rhui-REGION-rhel-server-optional
yum install certbot

certbot certonly --standalone -d -d
  • here may be an error occur on centos7 like this:
raise ImportError("'pyOpenSSL' module missing required functionality. "
ImportError: 'pyOpenSSL' module missing required functionality. Try upgrading to v0.14 or newer.
  • to fix the error

quote from:

rpm --query centos-release  # centos-release-7-3.1611.el7.centos.x86_64
rpm -Uvh pyOpenSSL-0.15.1-1.el7.noarch.rpm
  • for successfully obtain the certificate, message like this will be shown:
 - Congratulations! Your certificate and chain have been saved at
   /etc/letsencrypt/live/my-domain/fullchain.pem. Your cert
   will expire on date. To obtain a new version of the
   certificate in the future, simply run Let's Encrypt again.
  • configure the nginx to use the certificate
ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/my-domain/fullchain.pem;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/my-domain/privkey.pem;

server {
    listen 443 ssl default_server;
    server_name my-domain;

server {
    listen 443 ssl;
    server_name other-domain;
  • redirect http to https, add this block
server {
	listen 80 default_server;
	listen [::]:80 default_server;
	server_name my-domain;
	return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
  • automatically renew the certificate
    • write a shell script
    • add crontab task:
    0 0 1 JAN,MAR,MAY,JUL,SEP,NOV * /path/to/