Where should I host my blog?

I’m looking to build a new blog and was wondering where a good place to host it would be. What do you think?

I get this question more often than not, especially from people who are venturing into the online world. Normally I tend to ask more questions before giving an answer, particularly because what people understand by “blog” isn’t always the same thing. Some people are looking for somewhere to mess around, so a free service like Blogger or WordPress.com is just perfect. Others are really looking for a static website, so a blog isn’t quite the thing for them (albeit the fact that it provides content management facilities). Eventually we can to the minority who REALLY want to build their own blog.

Well, the great thing nowadays is that there is a huge choice of hosting providers out there who specialise in hosting and prices are really quite cheap when you consider you’re getting a piece of Internet real estate. The best way to decide on a host, however, is to compare a number of them side by side and see what they offer. This is where Top 10 Web Hosting comes in. They claim to provide a guide to cheap best hosting around the web and as their name suggests, they analyse 10 host sites side-by-side to see how their prices and features compare with one another.

Top 10 Webhosting also has reviews about each of the web hosts on the list. The reviews consist of a synopsis of what is being offered by the host, a complete list of all the features that the host offers, together with a price breakdown of all the different offerings they have. It’s nice to know up front for example, which hosting providers give you a free domain name when you sign up to their services, which ones give you free advertising credits and which ones let you host unlimited number of domains.

The great thing about the website is that you don’t need to trawl around the Web looking for different sites that could meet your needs. This site brings all the information to you in one place so that you can make an educated decision.

What about you. Who do you host your blog with?

2 thoughts on “Where should I host my blog?”

  1. I had few things up in my mind.. As everyone knows there are lots of web hosting agencies spread around, its a matter of fact to buy a domain and host them over the internet. However i took HUGE amount of time spending in debugging few bugs myself. While there are better services like Marble Host which provides web hosting as well as assistance in web design and service, I feel now, i could have better used it!

  2. Look at a wordpress platform. A bit of a learning curve at first but once you have it there are so many plugins and widgets available you will never become tired of it.

    It can also be hosted in your own webspace and has a 5 minute install routine.

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