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  1. Theseeker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    As a total newbie, I was wondering if anyone would care to comment on the pros and cons of using the free hosting provided vs. a hosting company. Thanks! :)

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You get what you pay for. Or dont.

    That about sums up the differences between free and not-free. It's really no different than anything else in life.

  3. iand
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Free (as in WordPress.com):
    1. Free
    2. Maintained by someone else
    3. Cannot install own themes/plugins
    4. Cannot import/export posts etc

    Hosting company:
    The inverse of the above.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you mean the hosted blogs at wordpress.com - you have limited possibilities to tweak, customize and personalize your blog. You get what they think you need.
    If you have your own domain and hosted with a company, you can enjoy all the features WP can offer (and all the plugins etc.).

    Briefly: over at wp.com they are in control, with your own isntall you are in control.

  5. Theseeker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, that was an easy decision, thanks a buch folks!

  6. Theseeker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    One additional question if you could be so kind. If I host my blog elsewhere, will people still register with wordpress to use it? Thanks

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try it again.
    Who are the people that will use your blog? Use it for what?

  8. Theseeker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, initially it would be for family and friends. I am thinking of creating a blog as a way to teach people things that would benefit from interactive content. I would link to the content from the blog and use it as an interface and a means to gathert request for training topics. If it goes well, anyone of course would be welcome.

  9. Theseeker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Also, I have already created a few very simple web sites for some friends and their business interests so I already have an account with a pretty good hosting company.

  10. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, people would be able register to use your blog if you have your own hosting account. ;)

  11. Theseeker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The question is not would they be able to register. The question is would they register with wordpress or through some sort of process that I set up my self? Sorry for the lack of clarity!

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Your blog is your blog. Nobody needs to register "with WordPress"* for anything.

    Whether you make it a requirement for visitors/readers to register to:
    a) comment on your blog
    b) see your blog
    that's up to you.

    From the moment you downloaded the WP zip package from here - you don't have to return here ever. Same for your visitors: they don't even have to know this site exists :)

    _______
    * WP meaning this site

  13. Theseeker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ah, ok. Thanks much Moshu, that answers my question!!

  14. scaturan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah, moshu! :)

  15. Theseeker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Kind of funny that the word "blog" comes up as a spelling error in MS Word! LOL

  16. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Quote from moshu:
    "From the moment you downloaded the WP zip package from here - you don't have to return here ever. Same for your visitors: they don't even have to know this site exists :)"

    True that someone doesn't "have" to come back.

    Funny though that most of them do for more goodies and whatnot!

    :D

  17. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    and whatnot

    where "whatnot" means many, many questions ;)

    (and the "not returning" is just the wishful thinking and hope they won't have zillion questions)

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