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Should I get hosting or just a domain for my blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by TheLoneSynchro, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. TheLoneSynchro

    TheLoneSynchro Regular Member

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    I'm attempting to rank high in Google and make a profit by using AdSense, I'm not really looking for anything and my over-all goal is $7.50 a day, auto-pilot after awhile of work. My question is, would it be better to make a free blog at the wordpress website and purchase a domain, or just get some webhosting and upload word-press to it, with the domain.

    Which would be better?

    If this has been asked before, I apologize as I could not find it.
     
  2. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hosting would be better.

    You have full control over the customization this way (fre WP hosting limits things like the ability to edit themes and install plugins).

    Also, you own the blog and that means that WP couldn't just delete it for some reason if they wanted to.
     
  3. TheLoneSynchro

    TheLoneSynchro Regular Member

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    Great, that's what I was thinking. I'll go with the hosting then.
     
  4. blackhaterz

    blackhaterz Junior Member

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    its your own will, you can use services like blogspot wordpress.org and can put your domain on then or use free web hosting like omghost.org or can buy your own hosting.
     
  5. Felitan

    Felitan Newbie

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    It's better you've your own hosting as you've complete control over it. IF you host of wp free hosting they may ban your site with affiliate links.
     
  6. mannnoj

    mannnoj Junior Member

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    Always go for paid hosting
     
  7. JamieB

    JamieB Registered Member

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    I tend to agree that hosting is the best way to go. So many more advantages in my book over domain.
     
  8. imktng

    imktng Junior Member

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    +1 for your own hosting mate!
     
  9. J100D

    J100D Newbie

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    You seriously need to get your own hosting, make sure it is paid..

    Whenever you use a free service you always have a risk of being banned for no reason, or if they don't like something. Also make sure you have your own domain registered with a different service for if your host bans your account or if they go out of business. This way you can change your DNS to a new host.
     
  10. arranrice

    arranrice Newbie

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    Use paid hosting and a domain. Find coupons for everything and it won't cost you alot at all!
     
  11. mb2diesel

    mb2diesel Newbie

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    i used to run a blog with adsense and i would say get your own hosting rather than relying on wordpress