A beautifully designed platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. Choose Fastdot to host your Ghost.
Ghost is an Open Source application which allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do. It’s simple, elegant, and designed so that you can spend less time messing with making your blog work – and more time blogging.
Ghost has a bundle of exciting features, such as:
- A Beautiful, Distraction Free Dashboard
- MarkDown Support for Posts and Pages
- Fully Open Source and Customisable: Write your Plugins / Themes
With Ghost Hosting from Fastdot, you can leverage our premium VPS solutions to deliver optimum performance for your Ghost.
What is Ghost?
Watch the video to learn more about Ghost and why it was created
Ghost Screenshots & Features
Ghost Founder, John O’Nolan writes about the revolutionary Ghost dashboard:
“How much time do we spend, as content publishers, flitting between browser tabs to check in on the multiple marketing and analytics channels for our blogs? Too much.
Ghost would have a dashboard that you actually want to use. One which pulls in all the relevant content about your blog that you want to see every time you log in. Your traffic levels, your top content, your social media stats, how your authors are performing. Customise it completely to suit your needs, drag and drop the widgets to your own priority levels – or build your own. Think of it like your iPhone home screen.”
O’Nolan also unveiled a new way to display posts, which we would thought was incredible:
Email clients have had split-view for more than a decade, because it makes sense.
Ghost would have a split view when managing your content so you could browse through your content from the admin panel, without having to edit it. The list would tell you the things you care about, quickly and easily. The title of the post, the category, the date it was published, and how many times it’s been read. Without another page load, you could preview every post before deciding what to do next. For blogs with multiple authors, this is a big step up.
How does it work?
According to the Ghost kickstarter page, Ghost will run on Node (which will require VPS hosting) and is available via the Node Package Manager (NPM), making it exceptionally easy to install. Additionally, Ghost will be backed by an SQLite database, which makes it entirely nimble:
Ghost is a Node.js application powered by the Express framework. Ghost ships with SQLite, which means it can run pretty much anywhere – however everything is connected through JugglingDB ORM, adding future support for many other database formats.
Ghost will be available via NPM, making it extremely simple (and fast!) to install on all major environments.
Ghost theming is done with Handlebars, which keeps our business and view logic separated. Mmmm semantic + sexy. If you know how to write WordPress themes, you’ll be writing Ghost themes in under 5 minutes. Here’s an example.
Of course there’s also support for customising and extending your blog with additional functionality via plugins with helpers and data filters built right into Ghost. We’ll also be supporting full international translations from the word go using Node Polyglot.js.
Finally, Ghost is being released under the MIT License. It’s pretty much the most free Open Source license out there. It means you can do whatever you want with Ghost, and you can choose whatever license you want when you build something with Ghost. Want to release a GPL Ghost theme? That’s fine. Want to release an MIT theme? That’s fine too.”
What will I need to setup Ghost Hosting?
- a Fastdot Cloud VPS
- an installation of Node
- a copy of Ghost (via NPM)
- A tutorial on installing Ghost
Will you help me setup my Ghost Blog?
We have a great tutorial that will guide you through installing Ghost on CentOS.