Free hosting or Paid Hosting?
If you want to host your blog on free services like blogger or WordPress.com that is fine. But you won’t have full control over your website. With Blogger you can place ads but with WordPress you can’t place external ads unless you buy the CSS. In any case, if you want to blog like a pro, then you should go for self-hosting.
One of the main reasons to go with self-hosting is that you have full, ya I mean full control over your blog. You can do whatever you want; you can make it look like whatever you want. There are no limits to it literally. You can tweak, tweak and tweak until you are pleased with the design and other options.
I highly recommend CyberHour for hosting your blog. They have great deals and you can host your blog there for as low as $8.00 per month. Some other hosting companies that you can go for are Webuzo Network and Linux SSD VPS, but I still strongly recommend CyberHour for the following reasons:
– They have an excellent support. Go for the live chat option and you can get almost all your issues cleared in minutes. Once I had a technician who checked 53 WordPress plugins that were installed to find out a bug with my site (of course I caused the issue by installing a plugint hat was incompatible with the version of WordPress).
– I have experienced no downtimes.
– I have never experienced issues like slow loading or anything else.
– They also were so kind to migrate my website from previous provider. Cool !
It is highly important that you remain cautious about choosing cheap hosting services. If your hosting services are poor, it will affect the reputation of your blog and there could be more downtimes. Think twice or even three times before you decide on your hosting.