Ghost Hosting Platforms (2015)

02 Jul 2015

Ghost is a simple, powerful publishing platform that allows you to share your story with the world. Ghost blog hosting platforms are raising as Ghost is raising. This post will list all of the Ghost Blog Hosting available for you to choose from and also compare their features.

Ghost(Pro)

Simple, competitive Ghost hosting from the creators of the Ghost blogging platform. Check out the hosted platform now!

Ghost(Pro) is the official Ghost hosting provider in the market and their main income is from hosting. So I believe their hosting platform will be awesome.

Runkite

Simple, fully-managed Ghost blog hosting.

Runkite is another Ghost hosting provider, previously they are support other hosting options such as Rails. Now they are focusing on Ghost.

Phantomus

Focus on publishing, not installation. Deploy your blog in under a minute.

The professional blog hosting platform, Phantomus makes it easy to run Ghost-based blogs while providing professional-grade cloud hosting services. Phantomus platform uses Linux containers on top of dedicated SSD servers to enable fast deployment, easy scalling, and outstanding performance.

Ghosted

Ghosted is a Ghost Blog Hosting Service with affordable Pricing and Dropbox Sync Option

Ghosted is new Ghost hosting provider that not available since last 2014 blog post.

Comparison

Now come to comparison of various Ghost hosting options. The following table show the summary of various hosting provider information.

Ghost(Pro) Phantomus Runkite Ghosted
PERSONAL ADVANCED TEAM BUSINESS INDIVIDUAL WRITER COMPANY Runkite Ghosted
Free Trial 14 Days N/A 14 Days 14 Days
Price (USD) $10 $30 $100 $200 $10 $20 $30 $5 per Blog $5 per Blog
Blog 1 3 10 2 5 10 1 1
Page View Limit 25K 100K 350K 1,000K N/A N/A
Bandwidth Limit N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CDN
Storage N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Custom Domain
Automatic Backup N/A
Automatic Upgrade N/A
Support N/A N/A Priority Support Priority Support +
FTP Access
PERSONAL ADVANCED TEAM BUSINESS INDIVIDUAL WRITER COMPANY Runkite Ghosted
Ghost(Pro) Phantomus Runkite Ghosted

Note: N/A does not mean it is unlimited, just it not mentioned.

Note: For Automatic Backup that no mention retention policy, please contact respective provider since this is important feature.

Conclusion

There is no obvious winner in this comparison but I would recommend Ghost(Pro) for the following reasons:

  • Ghost (Pro) seem more active in term of support.
  • Ghost(Pro) is run by creator of Ghost.
  • Other small competitors varnish for no reasons (see Ghost Hosting Platforms 2014