I had spoken with CanTrust Hosting Coop, a Canadian hosting coop, and they don't currently support Ghost. Cooperative web hosting, tech support, and open source software development consulting is something that I'm interested in seeing more of, as I wrote in Joining Social.Coop. I've had a good discussion with the team at CanTrust, some of which I'll look at posting.
- I created the Ghost and Substack pages here to collect info on those systems.
- I can recommend and support paying for Ghost's commercial hosting -- they are a non-profit foundation producing open source software.
- If you're going to use Substack, use a custom domain.
- For those for whom even $29/month is too much money, the 1 click deploy works to get started for free if you set up a Heroku account. Not really recommended unless you've got a technical person to back you up or are yourself comfortable with Git and Heroku already