Maybe you wanted to start a blog using WordPress and you’re thinking of starting with the Free WordPress Platform. Well it’s a pretty good idea but how about going for the big brother instead of the free one?
For the purpose of clarity, the major difference between the Hosted WordPress and Self-Hosted WordPress is that; one is completely free to use while the other is NOT free.
While most beginners can start with the free WordPress, it is highly recommended you go for the Self-Hosted WordPress due to number of reasons in which some are listed below;
Features of WordPress.Org over WordPress.com
1. Control – In the Hosted WordPress Platform, you might be using the platform for your blogging purposes but you do not have FULL control over your site. WordPress.com determines how much and to the extent that which you can control your site while there’s no boundary on the Self-Hosted WordPress Platform.
2. Storage – If you’re planning to use your blog for commercial purposes most especially uploading files, it is highly recommended you opt in for the Self-Hosted WordPress Platform.
The major reason is because the free WordPress Platform offer a certain limited amount of Storage space (which is just 3GB) to store up your files while Self-Hosted Platform offer a very large amount of Storage Space.
Did You Know: Bluehost offers from 50GB up to UNLIMITED Storage Space?!
3. Basic Design Customization – A Website Design is one of the most important element to make your readers keep coming back over and over again and this is why most website owners or bloggers hire a professional blog designer to design their blog.
However the Free WordPress only has Basic Design Customization which means you can’t make much design on your blog. Meanwhile the Self-Hosted WordPress Platform allows you to make unlimited changes to your theme design likewise install Premium Awesome ones
4. WordPress.com Ads – If you would like to show advertisement on your site maybe like Google Adsense or other third party ads, you might not be able to do so on the free WordPress platform. Meanwhile WordPress might display ads on your site the case is not so on the Self-Hosted Platform.
You can decide to show as many ads as you can!
Although there are other reasons too but above are the 4 major reasons why.
Ready to Start a Blog on Self-Hosted WordPress?
We recommend you use Bluehost.com because of quite a number of reasons:)
IF you also need help to migrate your blogger blog to WordPress, simply contact me here to help you do so!