Remote Blog or Self Hosted Blog?
Remote Blog or Self Hosted Blog?

Remote Blog or Self Hosted Blog?

So you’ve decided to blog,Guest Posting but aren’t sure whether you should host the blog yourself or sign up for a free service like blogger.com. It’s a dilemma that many bloggers face. There are pros and cons to both, which makes the decision difficult for many. Neither is perfect, and neither is for everyone. Fortunately, you should be able to make the best decision for you if you are armed with adequate knowledge of both. In this newsletter, we’ll go over services like blogger.com, and others, plus software that allows you to host your own blog. We’ll also go over the pros and cons of each. After reading this, you will know which is best for you.

Who offers free blog hosting?Many sites offer free blog hosting. Among them are Forumer, Blogger, BlogEasy, Aeonity, BlogThing, and Blogates. A quick search for free blog on Google reveals many possibilities.What software can I use to host my own blog?Like free blog hosting, there are many possibilities for software that makes hosting your own blog easy. Most of them are free to use. These include:  Powerline Blog

WordPress(the most popular software), Apache, Roller, Blosxom, Geeklog, Textpattern, LifeType.There is also blog software which you can purchase for use on your site. These include:Community, Server, Movable, Type, Radio, UserLand.One negative about using software and hosting your own blog is that the process can often times be complicated. You have to download the software and install it to your server, which doesn’t always go easily. It’s particularly hard for those who don’t have a lot of experience installing things on servers.Why should I remotely host my blog at a place like Blogger?Places like Blogger allow you to host your blog there. It’s a good option for many people.The ProsIt’s easy to set up and maintain a blog. You don’t have to go through the trouble of installing software and configuring it to work on your server. All you have to do is sign up for an account and start posting. It’s friendly for beginning bloggers. Sites that host blogs offer good tutorials on how to make your blog postings, so that even someone who is completely new to the concept of blogging can do it easily. Most blog hosting sites are completely free to use. There is no need to pay for things like a domain name and hosting. Monetizing your blog is easy. Rather than having to manually put HTML/Javascript codes on your blog to manually set up things like AdSense and Pay Per Click advertising, you can select an option on most blog hosting sites that does much of the work for you

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