Free Web Hosting VS Paid Web Hosting : Should I Go With Free Or Paid?
“Free Web Hosting” or “Paid Web Hosting” Should I Go With Free Or Paid? it’s always confusing for choosing of new bloggers. In fact, before you even write your fist blog post you will have to make that decision. Why?
Here are my thought on “Free Hosting”
You do get per-designed templates with all free hosting platforms. The problem is, they’re very limited in what you can do. Customizing them may or may not be possible. Even if it’s possible to customize the theme, most of the time you can only customize it to a certain point. Free hosting is great for new bloggers who want to get their feet wet. Let’s face it, in today’s world, you’re not getting anything amazing for FREE.
Your domain name (ex: www.YourDomainName.com) on a free hosting account is may look something like this: http://www.yourname.blogspot.com or http://www.yourname.wordpress.com I don’t know about you but that doesn’t say “professional” to me. When you use a free hosting to host your blog it also has a feeling of you working for someone else. You essentially plug yourself into someone else’s network giving them more power. You’re creating a bigger web presence for them, not you. I say, create your own presence.
You’re very limited with creating your own brand on a free platform. Again, your domain name will say it all.
Here are my thoughts on “Paid Hosting”
When you’re searching for a hosting company make sure they can support WordPress 100%. I used to use GoDaddy and Bluehost but found Siteground a much better choice for blogging. Siteground is very easy to use and support WordPress 100% free and it’s server is very fast and 99.99% uptime guarantee. I found it much more user-friendly than GoDaddy or Bluehost and much less confusing. With paid hosting, you get the freedom to own your own blog. With the free platforms, your blog is actually sitting on someone else’s property.
It’s almost like renting a home vs buying a home. Once you’re done renting you get to give it back. I know free hosting isn’t quite like real estate but there no denying that your blog sits on someone else’s server you have no control over.
SEO is a big one too. Let’s face it, we live in a Google world. If you want to be found by the major search engines, it’s much easier to control the SEO aspect of your blog when you set up your own paid hosting. Your SEO options are very limited with free hosting platforms.
Programming and behind-the-scenes “stuff” (yes I’m very technical with my language if you can’t tell) is much easier with paid hosting. You or your programmer will have 100 free reins to do whatever you desire with you blog. You can change the look and feel completely, you can add subdomains if you’d like etc… This is probably the biggest reason why paid hosting is the way to go.
I feel that paid blog hosting is always better because in free blog hosting there are not many advanced features, unwanted ads, and more over there might be some security loss. I hence chose paid hosting and for economic purpose opted a low-cost hosting service.
When I searched for a quality web service on the internet then I found that everyone recommended me GoDaddy , Bluehost, and Siteground But today I’m using Siteground, Siteground services are awesome and site speed is also boosted by them server.
I have no regrets because they were reliable and helped me to open and manage my website in an effective manner.I availed the domain name and hosting as a combined package from them and also availed the beneficial freebies that also included a website builder which helped to create a professional website in a short span of time.It was very economical for me