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Ghost is an awesome blogging platform that makes it easy to write and manage posts, upload photos, embed video, tweets, podcasts music and more. You can even sign up members to your blog, create email newsletters and generate revenue with premium content using built-in paid subscription support.

Ghost is a beautifully designed, open source platform dedicated to blog publishing.

Ghost 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 Hosting Features

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 VMware Hosting Cluster to deliver optimum performance for your Ghost Hosting.


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 grabs all the important data about your blog and pulls it into one place. No more clicking through tens of browser tabs to view your traffic, social media subscriptions, content performance or news feeds.

Drag and drop the widgets to create your own custom dashboard, with the most important information first. Stay on top of your blog’s performance and your social media activity as your readership grows.”

Ghost Design & Templating

Ghost is a fully responsive blogging platform. It works on every device, It means you can use it on PC, tablet or your iPhone or Android easily. Ghost has a fully responsive front end and dashboard.

Ghost themes are intended to be simple to build and maintain. They advocate strong separation between templates (the HTML) and any business logic (JavaScript). Handlebars is (almost) logicless and enforces this separation, providing the helper mechanism so that business logic for displaying content remains separate and self-contained. This separation lends itself towards easier collaboration between designers and developers when building themes.

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:


What is Ghost built with?

  • Front-end: Ghost is written in Javascript and Node.js.
  • Application Framework: Ghost relies on the Node.js framework. It also uses Node Package Module to do server-side processing.
  • Database: Ghost uses SQLite3 which is a file based database system.
  • Template: Ghost uses Handlebars.js.

Of course there’s also support for customizing and extending your blog with additional functionality via plugins with helpers and data filters built right into Ghost.

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.”

Ghost is faster

Because Ghost is powered by a modern technology stack using Node. js – it’s fast. Really, really, really, ridiculously fast. Independent tests have found Ghost to be up to 1,900% faster than WordPress.

The full publishing power of the Ghost platform

A Ghost blog hosted with Midnight comes with all the same features as Ghost hosted anywhere else (including members, newsletters & subscriptions), but it’s completely pre-configured for you with no installation needed.

Hosted on super-fast enterprise servers

Midnight hosts your website on servers containing only enterprise-grade solid state disk (SSD) technology and best-in-class network connectivity for the ulimate blog load speed performance

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