Gloat hosting vs. Ghost(Pro)

Ghost(Pro) isn't the only way to get a Ghost site.
Gloat offers affordable and unlimited hosting to help you get online. Find out which option suits you best.

Understand the basics

Ghost is a blogging platform. It is free open-source software, meaning that anyone can download and run the code for free.

Ghost(Pro) is The Ghost Foundation’s own hosting offering. It runs on a hosting platform called DigitalOcean with prices starting at $36/month.

What is Gloat?

Gloat is a service offering hosting for Ghost sites. Sign up and you'll get a site created and put online. Use your own domain, and get unlimited page views, subscribers and email newsletters.

Gloat exists to make Ghost more approachable and affordable.

Comparison

Feature Ghost(Pro) Basic Gloat
Managed hosting
Monthly cost (paying yearly) $29 $12.41
Members/Subscribers Up to 1,000 Unlimited
Page views monthly Up to 100,000 Unlimited
Staff users Up to 2 Unlimited
Newsletter emails Unlimited Up to 20,000/month *
CDN — **
SSL
Custom domain
Weekly backups
Weekly Ghost updates

* If you use Ghost's in-built newsletter feature.

** A CDN is "nice-to-have" feature for a blog and is not included in Gloat's offering. You can set up a free CDN reasonably easily for your site using CloudFlare.