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Deciding on a Remote Blog or Self Hosted Blogby Terry Detty
So you've decided to blog, but aren't sure whether you should host the blog yourself or sign up for a free service like blogger.com. It's a dilemma that many bloggers face. There are pros and cons to both, which makes the decision difficult for many. Neither is perfect, and neither is for everyone. Fortunately, you should be able to make the best decision for you if you are armed with adequate knowledge of both. In this newsletter, we'll go over services like blogger.com and others, plus software that allows you to host your own blog. We'll also go over the pros and cons of each. After reading this, you will know which is best for you.
Who offers free blog hosting? Many sites offer free blog hosting. Among them are Forumer, Blogger, BlogEasy, Aeonity, BlogThing and Blogates. A quick search for "free blog" on Google reveals many possibilities.
What software can I use to host my own blog? Like free blog hosting, there are many possibilities for software that makes hosting your own blog easy. Most of them are free to use. These include:
Word Press(the most popular software) Apache Roller Blosxom Geeklog Textpattern LifeType
There is also blog software which you can purchase for use on your site. These include: Community Server Movable Type Radio User Land
One negative about using software and hosting your own blog is that the process can often times be complicated. You have to download the software and install it to your server, which doesn't always go easily. It's particularly hard for those who don't have a lot of experience installing things on servers.
The Cons * You don't have as many options to customize your blog. Remotely hosted blogs are admittedly somewhat limited in terms of what you can actually do on them. You have to stick with what is provided to you in terms of look and features. * The URL you get is always yourname.BLOGSITE.com. You don't get to have a custom domain name like YOURNAME.com. This can possibly hurt traffic to your blog. * Blogs hosted on free blog sites don't look as professional as self hosted blogs.
As you can see, there are pros and cons to both. Which should you choose? Well, it depends on who you are and what you intend to use your blog for. If you intend to use it for business, then a self-hosted blog is the best idea. If it's a personal blog, then a free hosted blog will probably be fine for you.
Closely examine all of the pros and cons mentioned above. That way, you'll be able to make the best decision for you!
About the Author
Terry Detty, 42 and genuinely happy individual, enjoys all aspects of internet marketing and occasionally enjoys going out for a brisk walk. internet marketing software, time and attendance software, Tulsa Animation
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