Hi everyone, I’m new to the forum and I just made myself an account to share some thoughts. I’m really considering Ghost but some things are holding me back to give it a try.
The first thing is: I am doubting to host Ghost myself or take a plan. The plans are not really flexible. In my case we are considering leaving Drupal as a online blog / magazine. We have a team of 15-20 members, but never get more than 50k views per month. This means I would need to take the Business plan ($200/m), just to get to 15 staff members, which is even not enough yet for our team. But we would only use like 5% of the pageviews. If there was a plan like 25 staff members but only 100k pageviews, this would suit better in our situation.
Secondly: it’s damn hard to just try Ghost. The only way is to give your credit card info, something I’m really suspicious about. Not that I’m not trusting the people behind Ghost, but with current trends of hacking, dataleaks ect… I’m really not considering giving my credit card info, just to test a product. Can it be so difficult to just setup a dummy demo to showcase functionalities of Ghost?
Is there any other way to try Ghost?