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Should I make the jump to my own site/server? (4 posts)

  1. Chris Correia
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey, folks:

    I want to start a blog site with a custom domain, in support of my business. I suspect that I may want to be able to place ads at some point, and in that case, I know (I think) that I need to run WordPress on a server, rather than simply start a blog at WordPress.com.

    Still, that aside (maybe I won't run ads), for starting up a basic, attractive blog, with typical (whatever they are) features, is running my own site essentially going to be as easy as setting one up at wp.com?

    I'm definitely more an end user than a tech oriented/experience guy, so I won't want to get too deeply into needing to do customization that requires a lot more than dealing with standard menu selections. (I DO maintain my own business site with Frontpage, so I can at least do that much.)

    Thanks for any direction or encouragement you can give.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    try out the free blog at wordpress.com
    if you find it restrictive or you need more you can always set up your own blog on your own hosted domain and import the .com contents to it.

  3. Chris Correia
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the advice, Samboll. So, the .com contents will transfer over OK? It's a relatively straightforward and effective transfer?

  4. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 5 years ago #

    To answer the other part of your question, running your own site will require more effort and knowledge than being hosted on wp.com. It's not brain surgery, but some people can find it difficult. It really depends on your mentality I suppose. If you already maintain a site then it's not too much more involved than that.

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