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Do I still need hosting for blogspot after buying Domain

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by themafrica, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. themafrica

    themafrica Registered Member

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    I have domain now but I don't know either I should still buy hosting cause am using blogspot to blog free and pls if I don't need what will be the disadvantages of not having hosting?.
     
  2. Sombrero

    Sombrero Supreme Member

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    You are not in full control of your website. You can use blogspot then later on transfer the site to a paid hosting.
     
  3. spacezeus

    spacezeus Power Member

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    If you're using custom domain for blogspot, blogspot will host it for you. The disadvantages is that you don't have full control over your website, limited themes, limited customization. Basically you're just using blogspot but with a custom domain. Namecheap offers $10/year hosting, maybe you wanna take a look at that.
     
  4. themafrica

    themafrica Registered Member

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    thanks a lot...but if I use blogspot for now and later decided to host it, will I not loose any of my contents?

    pls help...
     
  5. spacezeus

    spacezeus Power Member

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    You can always transfer your content after you move to your own hosting.
     
  6. Conor

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    This ^

    This article walks you through the process: https://support.google.com/blogger/troubleshooter/1233381?hl=en
     
  7. themafrica

    themafrica Registered Member

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    I love you all...
    you have given me peace of mind in all...but still need more advise.
    thanks
     
  8. Bonata7

    Bonata7 Newbie

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    If your blog content does not agreed with there terms and conditions, then there is a chance of getting delete you blog. If you can spend 4-5 $ per month it is always best to get some hosting from a trusted hosting provider
     
  9. buzz

    buzz BANNED BANNED

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    Just get a hoster, it costs only $2 per month and you have full control over your website.
     
  10. Bonata7

    Bonata7 Newbie

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    Hello buzz can you please tell me, where I can buy $2 per month hosting? I like to start my own site, but I do not have that much money to spend. If you can help me, I really appreciated it. I tried to PM you, but I was unable to find a way to create a message and send it to you. (I am new here)

    Can you please send me a message with the hosting company name.

    Thanks....:)