Running your own server gives you the most control over your site and we think it is the best way to run your Simpleblog. But we know that doing it yourself is hard and takes specialized knowledge. We want to make it as easy as possible for all peoeple to create a safe space to post privately, and share with their friends without subjecting them to big-tech tracking or ads.
For these reasons we're offing to host a SimpleBlog for you. You can try a hosted SimpleBlog for free for a week to see what it's like--no credit card required. For $5 per month after that, your private blog will be hosted on a subdomain of simpleblogs.org on a dedicated virtual server. A subdomain means your site will live at something like
alice.simpleblogs.org. If you want to use a custom domain that you already own, you can have that domain point to your hosted simpleblog, or you can pay $10 per month to have us host it on a dedicated domain.