There are many different places where yo can host your Ghost CMS, so it can be hard to decide which one to use. You can host Ghost by yourself or you have the possibility to choose from the existing Managed Ghost Hosting Providers.
Managed Hosting is the easiest and most efficient way to deploy a production-ready instance of Ghost, saving you a lot of time that you would need to install and manage Ghost and your hosting environment.
In this post we will take a look at some of the best options for hosting your Ghost blog:
So let's see them ony by one.
Ghost Pro is the Official managed hosting for Ghost.
What Ghost(Pro) offers:
- Managed install & setup
- Automatic weekly updates
- Server maintenance & backups
- Threat & uptime management
- SSL Certificate
- Worldwide CDN included
- Enterprise-grade security
Firepress is hosting platform dedicated for Ghost CMS hosting.
- fully managed hosting solution for Ghost.
- option to add a custom homepage page in front of your Ghost installation.
- Unlimited staff users (see team section).
- Unlimited visits & traffic bandwidth
- Upload up to 500 pictures /month.
- Many pre-installed themes (you can add your themes as well).
- Blazing fast performances & CDN caching powered by CloudFlare.
- Automatic SSL (https).
- DDoS attack mitigation.
- Automatic weekly updates.
- Automatic daily backup.
- Threat & uptime management
DigitalPress is another hosting provider where you can even host Ghost CMS for free.
- Security - SSL certificate,firewall and spam protection
- Automatic backups - regular automated backups
- Bring your domain - change the default domain to any that you like
- Use your theme - access to your own themes comes with paid subscriptions
- Free themes - each blog gets a basic set of 6 themes available for you for free
- Premium Themes - paid subscriptions get access to another 10 premium themes
Midnight is another hosting platform for Ghost.
- Ghost version 3.0+ - completely pre-configured for you, no databases, domains or email to configure - all you need to do is log in!
- Secure & up to date managed Ghost Hosting - server maintenance, monitoring and security updates, automatic updated Ghost updates
- Hosted on super-fast enterprise servers
- Own domain with ssl included - All blogs automatically come with an SSL/TLS certificate for secure HTTPS browsing
- Automatic full blog backups every day - all blogs are automatically backed up daily to additional network storage
- Awesome support via chat & email
MagicPages offers simple, fast, and reliable hosting for your Ghost website without a subscription.
- One-time payment
- Exclusive themes
- Access to all Ghost themes - no extra cost for using custom themes
- Superb customer support
- Always up to date - the sites are automatically updated
- 10,000 emails every month
- Import your content
- Reliable hosting
Gloat is a little bit different from the previous options as Gloat hosting is not an automated system and each site is created personally and manually.
- Unlimited page views, subscribers and authors
- Unlimited bandwith and media storage
- Up to 20,000 newsletter emails per month
- A site ready for paid memberships (with no extra or hidden fees)
- Use your own domain (or use a free ongloat.com subdomain)
- A free SSL certificate
- Free migration help from a previous host
- Weekly Ghost software updates
- Daily content backups
- A personal installation and friendly email-based support
Regarding pricing, currently there is one plan:
DigitalOcean is different from the previous Hosting Providers, as it is a way to self host Ghost on a Virtual Private Server. You would have to install Ghost yourself, take care of maintenance and updates, as well as the server itself.
One the plus side it's a cheaper alternative. We will talk more about this option in future posts, as we are using this service to host our demo sites for our Ghost Themes.
There are even more options available, check out all pricing options.
I hope you find this post useful.