Everything you need to launch a sustainable news site - for free
NewsCloud includes web hosting, analytics, newsletters and membership software all configured and set up out of the box
How it works
We set up your site and deploy it to the cloud based on your specifications
We will send you a short form to fill out and based on that we will set up and deploy your site for you.
Use one of our domain names or bring your own
If you don't have your own domain name yet, we will give you a domain name of your choosing that ends in loc.news. (for example: mysite.loc.news) Or you can bring your own domain as part of our premium plan.
Manage your publishing and memberships with the beautiful Ghost CMS environment
Ghost is a simple and intuitive CMS platform that makes writing a pleasure and has membership management built-in. We will set-up and deploy your own Ghost instance to the cloud. If you ever want to leave NewsCloud, you can simply export your data from Ghost and import it into your new CMS.
Collect newsletter sign ups and engage your subscribers
In our free plan, you can use the built-in newsletter capabilities in Ghost that allow you to send basic newsletters to your subscribers. Or in our premium plan we provide a full integration to Mailchimp so you can use custom templates, automations and other powerful Mailchimp features.
Understand your readers with our pre-configured analytics
We fully set-up all NewsCloud instances with Google Analytics, taking advantage of custom dimensions, segments and goals so you can better understand what content engages your readers. Using our Publisher's Dashboard you will understand your site's performance in just a glance. Our premium plan includes our data-connector to bring Mailchimp reporting together with your Google Analytics.