Majority of bloggers start blogging from free blogging service like BlogSpot or wordpress.com so that they can gain knowledge, information and now how of blogging. Both of options have their own set of features which are limited and in some cases, important features that make blogger life easy are missed. Removal decision of FTP support from BlogSpot is good example.
After your experimental blogging on these free services, if you are a serious blogger then you will switch to the self hosted blog.
In this article we will describe what are the benefits and advantages that are the core of Self Hosted Blog.
Own Domain Name:-
You will have your own domain name which is far better than subdomain names and you have opportunity to build your brand image. Purchasing domain name has also impact in page ranking, which we is describe in page rank section of same post. You have variety of options to select the domain name of your own choice while in BlogSpot and wordpress, this option is not available. You have to select these services name as subdomain and most of times, your desired title of is already occupied.
Most important feature is having own domain e-mail address which you can use while communicating to others. This will make very positive image in visitors and they pay attention to e-mails having primary domain name.
When you purchase hosting plan for your domain, you will have secure and dedicated FTP account. As we described above, BlogSpot is dropping FTP feature from its service. FTP makes uploading more easy.SSL and many other features are available depending on your hosting plan.
Page rank is the most important factor of blogging. You will have higher page rank if you have your have self hosted your blog. Your purchased domain name will define its age which is taken in account by Google in PR. In future, faster servers will also play vital role in page ranking. So self hosting has an edge here over wordpress.com and BlogSpot, as they are shared between millions of users.
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