How to choose the best blogging platform for you!
In this blog post I’m going to write about how to choose the best blogging platform for you and what the difference is between being hosted and self-hosted!
Hosted and Self Hosted – what’s the difference?
I have received a lot of questions in regards to what blogging platform I’m using. Today I’m going to be writing about the host provider I use and the difference between being hosted and self hosted.
There are many sites that you can choose from to start up a blog or website. It can get very overwhelming reading about the pros and cons of each web host provider. Not to mention all of the different payment plan options, that’s if you are interested in being self hosted.
Difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org:
I started blogging on WordPress.com which was great but then I wanted to become self hosted (the act of having your website totally under your control. This includes managing all aspects of your blog or website yourself. From setting up the web server to installing software) which you cannot do on wordpress.com. If you would like to read more about the difference between the two, click the link here – What is the difference? Find out here.
It took me a couple of weeks to decide which blogging platform to use. I wanted to make sure that I would be able to fully transfer my blog over to the new platform. I was so hesitant when it came to changing providers and I did a lot of research and I chatted to other bloggers before I made my final decision.
I use the blogging platform called ‘SiteGround’ and I honestly love it. They have 24/7 live support. If you are having technical problems or simply just want to know how to do something with your site then you can ask them.
The SiteGround team are very helpful. They can help you transfer your website over to SiteGround if you already have one with another provider. Becoming self hosted was the best decision, as I now have full control of my blog – yay!
If you are just starting out then I would recommend starting with the lowest plan available. When you start gaining an audience, you can then upgrade or choose a plan that best suits you.
If you want to check out ‘SiteGround‘ or just want to start your own blog/ website, then click on the image below. I highly recommend them! 🙂
As I said above there are many self hosted providers that you can choose from. I personally think SiteGround is the best but I will list some other options below.
Before I do so, I would recommend doing your own research about each web host provider before you choose which one to go with.
I hope this quick blog post has helped you understand more about the difference between hosted or a self hosted blog or website. It can be very confusing but once you have made a decision then you can start blogging! ~
*Have you read my blog post on SEO?*