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Why to buy hosting when WordPress is free?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Naresh11, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Naresh11

    Naresh11 Registered Member

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    Sorry for this childish question.but what is the advantage of buying hosting from other like hostgater,when WordPress is giving free hosting.plz clarify
     
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    searchquery BANNED BANNED

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    its fairly simple, self hosted website is much easier to manage and has more advantage than a wordpress.org hosted website. You can do things that you are not able to do on wordpress.org
     
  3. Sampler

    Sampler Senior Member

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    Are you going to use *.wordpress.com domain?
     
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  4. Dayowl

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    with own hosing you are free to mange your website as you want with wordpress.com not so much plus domain xxxxx.wordpress.com looks unprofessional to me.
     
  5. living2xl

    living2xl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    lets talk again when wordpress.com suspends you for their tos and you have no way to get your site url back
     
  6. yungsat

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    freedom my friend freedom. wordpress.com has a lot of restrictions.
     
  7. Maverick SEO

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    If you want a domain like this example.wordpress.com then the hosting is free but if you want a website like example.com then you got to buy domain as well as hosting.
     
  8. Iguana

    Iguana Junior Member

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    Wrong bloody section. Try this one.
     
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    The self hosted version is much more flexible and powerful than a wordpress.com blog.
     
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    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    By going self-hosted you have thousands upon thousands of themes and plugins readily available to you. You have the control and power to customise your site exactly how you want it to look and to function, without the restrictions.
     
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    I think this question has successfully been anwsered
     
  12. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    Everybody seems to be missing the real problem with wordpress.com. Which they don't alliw you to run your own ads like adsense or the like.
     
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    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The free hosted wordpress has limitations, you can used it to make some web 2.0 but for website building it's a no go.
     
  14. SEO Pearl

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    There is no restriction in the Self-hosted site, you can work with any design and work with your own domain. But in Wordpress, only the limited actions will be performed.
     
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    Because using own domain sounds so cool
     
  16. niche racer

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    When you are using self hosting website.
    You can able to control everything
    You can work with any design
    You can work with your own domain
    It is easy to sell a self hosted site

    And you can't able to do this in the free hosting.
    And your domain names comes at the back of your hosting site example wordpress.xyz.com
    you can't able to make the professional site in the wordpress domain. peoples won't like that too.
     
  17. Ian Wesley

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    How many of you read terms and conditions before you click "accept"? With wordpress the problem is that you could be violating and they would shut down your website any minute. Plus, you have no control over your plug ins.
     
  18. Jobdollarr

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    You can not install a premium on free wordpress plugin.

    If your business only PPC, you can use the free wordpress
     
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    I have another question. Why do people pay for domains when .tk is free?
     
  20. terinah14

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    Wordpress.com is very limited. You cannot use plugins, and you cannot monetize it with ads = NO MONEY.
    With wordpress.org, you will have a top-level domain = higher reputation.
    -- More theme selection for free
    -- Plugins for a better - looking website

    If you're serious about blogging you should use Wordpress.org, but if you're just doing it for fun, .Com is okay.