EvergreenTech.io offers fully managed Ghost hosting services on our platform. Ghost is the new kid on the block in terms of content management systems. It boasts an amazing 2,000,000 websites built using its technology. It’s open-source and WordPress’s top new competitor. One thing Ghost truly excels at is simplicity. With Ghost you no longer have to sift through the endless pages of sketchy plugins to find something that fits your basic needs. Ghost offers what it can to support a wide range of needs, but it doesn’t try to fit ALL needs, like WordPress.
We’ve been offering managed Ghost hosting services for a few years and it’s surprisingly refreshing. If you’re looking for a simple and FAST website with a blog that’s easy to manage, it’s worth it to give Ghost a shot. Let’s go over some of the benefits and shortcomings of Ghost.
Ghost is a publishing platform. It allows you to publish your content online. Content can be blog posts, images, videos, audio, or other media. Ghost has a lot of high-profile customers using their open-source software including NASA, Square, and more.
Ghost makes it super simple to publish content and offers the best content editor on the market today. Their editor is beautiful, simple, and extensible. It just works and doesn’t try to do everything.
WordPress was released in 2003. Ghost was released in 2013. There are a LOT of tech stack differences between the two platforms. WordPress uses PHP as it’s backend language while Ghost uses Node.js. There are a lot of benefits to Node including speed and performance as well as supporting more concurrent connections on less hardware. Independent analysts have tested and confirmed Ghost to be up to 1,900% faster than WordPress in some instances.
Ghost is not right for you if you need a website without a blog or means to continually publish new content. Ghost excels at content, if you don’t have a need to create new content periodically, then WordPress is likely a better fit for your needs.
If you need highly-customized or advanced eCommerce features, then Ghost isn’t for you. Ghost remains extremely fast, scalable, and secure by keeping things simple. Extreme customizations can diminish these features which make Ghost special.
Ghost isn’t expensive! The organization and EvergreenTech.io offers managed Ghost hosting for $29.99/mo. Contact us so we can determine if Ghost is right for your needs!