Reliable, secure, efficient web hosting for your Ghost blog or paid content.
Your Ghost instance will be right at home at DigitalOcean, the simple, affordable hosting provider. With ultra-reliable 99.99% Droplet uptime SLA, robust security features like DDoS protection, and excellent website performance across the globe, DigitalOcean offers one-stop Ghost hosting that you’ll love. Ghost setup on a Droplet can be done in just a few clicks with our official Ghost deployment tool.
DigitalOcean is a simple, cost-effective, and developer-friendly blog hosting service that users of all skill levels appreciate. With our versatile virtual private servers called Droplets, you can tailor your server environment to meet your blog’s specific needs—and even scale automatically whenever traffic spikes.
In addition to Droplets, we offer managed database services, domain management, load balancers, and a user-friendly control panel for seamless—and painless—management of your Ghost site. Plus, our comprehensive documentation and tutorials simplify the deployment and management of your blog, making the whole process from concept to web hosting smooth and efficient.
DigitalOcean offers cost-effective compute capacity starting at just $4/month for our Droplet virtual machines, with generous bandwidth included and low pricing for additional bandwidth, ensuring you only pay for the web hosting resources you need.
DigitalOcean provides an intuitive interface for effortless security and billing management, streamlining administrative tasks for a hassle-free web hosting experience.
With effortless and effective DDoS protection, configurable cloud firewalls, a free SSL certificate via Let’s Encrypt, and always-on support, the team at DigitalOcean has your back.
DigitalOcean’s infrastructure is highly scalable, enabling you to easily adapt to changes in traffic and resource demands as your blog gets big and your web hosting needs shift.
All that blog content you’ve painstakingly crafted is safe on DigitalOcean—create backups, take snapshots, and restore your website from them with very little downtime.
Whether you’re just getting started with Ghost hosting services and a Ghost website or you’re a seasoned pro in need of some niche pointers, you will find practical, useful advice and tutorials in DigitalOcean Community.
How To Serve Multiple Ghost Blogs on One VPS Using Nginx Server Blocks: In this article, we will discuss a method of using one VPS to host multiple blogs. We will be configuring two domain names that will resolve to different instances of Ghost being hosted on the same system.
How To Install and Configure Ghost on Ubuntu 16.04: In this tutorial, you’ll set up a production-ready Ghost instance on Ubuntu 16.04 using the official ghost-cli installation wizard.
Ghost is a fully open-source, adaptable platform for building and running a modern blog or publication. Ghost web hosting providers, like typical blog hosts, offer services and resources to host and make a Ghost-based blog accessible online, including storing the website’s files, managing server configurations, and providing the necessary infrastructure for the blog to be viewed online.
DigitalOcean provides all the blog hosting resources your Ghost website needs, from virtual private servers, to strong security out of the box, and storage to ensure an excellent user experience.
Blog hosting sites like DigitalOcean provide the underlying infrastructure—in addition to helpful services and support—to get your blog accessible on the internet. All Ghost CMS hosting sites should offer you security (at minimum DDoS protection and firewall support), reliable uptime, a free SSL certificate, and the means to scale your resources, whether manually or automatically, when traffic spikes on your Ghost blog. Avoid free blog hosting sites. As the saying goes, if it’s free, you’re likely the product.
We may be biased, but DigitalOcean is among the best Ghost host sites because we offer top-tier reliability, lightning-quick hosting thanks to widely dispersed data centers, and web hosting security that takes your blog experience seriously. We’re a Ghost host provider that puts simplicity and utility first—so you can focus on writing great content, from the first blog post to the last.
Shared hosting is a type of hosting where multiple websites share the same server. Other types of hosting, like VPS (Virtual Private Server) or dedicated hosting, provide all of a physical server’s resources for just a single website, offering better, more reliable performance but at a higher cost. A blog host that offers both options gives you more flexibility to decide what you’ll pay and when. DigitalOcean is one such blog host!
DigitalOcean offers a simple, user-friendly interface and 1-Click installations for popular Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress or Magento making it accessible to users who don’t have lots of technical knowledge. Some technical understanding will be helpful for more advanced customization or troubleshooting, of course, even with a CMS as simple as Ghost.
A blog hosting service should give you the tools you need to succeed, whether you’re new to web hosting or a professional website builder just looking for a Ghost platform.
You can spin up a Droplet and install Ghost in a matter of minutes, getting your blog up and running quickly. Hosting providers like DigitalOcean support blog hosting and give Ghost users a lot of tools to run their blogs reliably and securely.
Uptime refers to the amount of time a website is operational and accessible to visitors. It’s crucial for maintaining a positive user experience and for your blog to achieve SEO rankings. A higher uptime percentage (like the 99.99% SLA offered for our Droplets) indicates a more reliable hosting provider. Choose blog hosting that promises high uptime.
The capacity of your hosting plans to handle traffic depends on the type of plan you choose and the resources allocated (CPU, RAM, bandwidth). If you expect high traffic, choose hosting plans that offer scalability or options to upgrade resources so you can reliably host Ghost CMS.
You get customizable cloud firewalls, malware scanning, DDoS protection, and a free SSL certificate via Let’s Encrypt among other offerings. We also recommend regularly backing up your blog so you can quickly recover it in case of catastrophe.
A domain name is the web address that visitors use to access your blog—like www.digitalocean.com. You can add a your own domain to your DigitalOcean account, too, so that your Ghost blog has the address you choose. Domain names are essential to blog hosting since they are the address of your blog. While we don’t offer a free domain or website builder, purchasing a domain name through a registrar or otherwise acquiring a free domain is easy to do.
In addition to excellent free support for all users, we offer a range of Support plans for users with more specific needs or demands. Blog hosting customers benefit from the same support as other users.
Backups on DigitalOcean happen weekly, but you can use SnapShooter to capture a copy of your data as often as you need to. Learn more about Backups >