Yes. When you pay for a year up front, you get a ~20% discount. We do not run any other promotions, campaigns, offers or discounts outside of this. Not even on Black Friday.
We accept all major credit and debit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. We also accept annual invoiced payments and bank transfers for customers on the Business plan. We do not accept Paypal.
No. When your trial ends you'll be prompted to choose a paid plan to continue using Ghost. If you don't choose a plan, you won't be charged, and we tidy things up and delete all your personal data from our servers. If you want to try Ghost again in future, feel free to sign up for a fresh trial.
Yes. Every user with an active account to subscribe to emails or login to your site counted as a member, whether free or paid.
Yes. You can cancel your Ghost account at any time, but we do not offer refunds on payments that have already been made toward your service.
Ghost is free and open source software. You can self host Ghost on your own server, computer, or Raspberry Pi to have full control over your production environment. We aren't able to provide customer support for self-hosted installations, so if you need help troubleshooting, you'll want to ask for help on our community forums.