Web Hosting Tips

Monday, March 24, 2008

I am hosting my blog for free, thanks to Blogger. You can also host for free with Wordpress or similar services. But, there are obvious advantages of hosting a blog yourself. It is highly recommended by internet gurus to buy a hosting package and register your own domain name. It gives complete control over your blog and in the long run it could be beneficial too. If you setup your own blog and could obtain a decent Google Page Rank, then you can sell your blog for good money after one or two years.

If you decide to host your blog, then you need to make a decision on whom to host with. The decision on the web hosting provider depends on few factors as listed below:

  • Customer/ Technical Support
  • Disk Space Available
  • Uptime
  • Statistics Tools
  • E-mail Accounts
  • Data Transfer
  • Database, Script and Extension Support
  • Cost of hosting
Kaushal Sheth has compiled a list of the best web hosting companies. The post compares some of the most popular web hosting companies like HostGator, HostMonster and Yahoo. The author also shares his own experience in hosting the blog. Read the review if you are interested in hosting a blog yourself.


Dennis Edell March 26, 2008 at 7:26 AM  

I sincerely mean no offense to anyone hosting for free, but it is also a matter of being taken seriously as a business.

Many won't take free hosted blogs/sites seiously. They think, if someone can't or won't pay $10 (or less) per month, why should I do business with, or listen to them?

You did things right by at least upgrading the theme and it looks great! You may want to buy a domain and forward it tho. :)

I give a thumbs up to Hostgator as well.

Manick March 26, 2008 at 8:07 AM  

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for your comments. I too agree with you. I am content with Blogger as of now. In the future, I might consider hosting a blog or two myself.

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Hiring a best web host allows you a good availability of the site (usually the host server is monitored to prevent breakdowns 24/24 and powered by a generator), a high speed connection, and better security against potential attacks. In addition, it allows the use of advanced languages such as PHP, ASP, Perl, Python or databases (MySQL...) and takes over the management of e-mail on a name domain.

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