Ghost is a blogging platform. It is free open-source software, meaning that anyone can download and run the code for free.
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.
|Feature||Ghost(Pro) Basic||Ghost(Pro) Starter||Gloat|
|Monthly cost (paying yearly)||$9||$29||$15.75|
|Members/Subscribers||Up to 1,000||Up to 1,000||Unlimited|
|Page views monthly||Up to 25,000||Up to 100,000||Unlimited|
|Staff users||1||Up to 2||Unlimited|
|Newsletter emails||Unlimited||Unlimited||Up to 20,000/month *|
|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.