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  • What are the features that you get hosting a blog elsewhere that you would not get with a FREE WordPress blog here?

    I did a search of previous posts and didn’t find an answer.

    If this has been discussed and someone is willing to point me to the posts or the search term, I would appreciate it!


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  • You will be able to customize your template for one. I opted for hosting my blog instead doing the free wordpress blog because I want to be able to post via email. explains the differences between hosting your blog and the free wordpress blog.

    shavonne77 – Thank you for your answer.

    I had looked for an explanation fo the differences, but all I found was

    *If you don’t need the flexibility of a full web host, you may consider getting a free blog on*

    … which I found less than illuminating! LOL

    Again, thanks for your help!


    FAQ on the subject over in land. 🙂

    Thanks for the reference, Dr. Mike! That answered my question!


    i think locating a HOST for your WP also comes across that you value the flexibilty that WP has. you appreciate WP and the many things that WP can do and the fact that if you play around with long enough, you can make a contribution back to the WP community.

    besides that, you are allowed to customize your WP.
    also, it speaks volumes to your visitors, whether you publicize your site or make it personal, you take your site serious and others will as well.

    i tend to like visiting sites that have at least put some thought and time in acquiring a domain and i tend to AVOID the FREE hosting sites because all they do it enforce ads to be placed on your site which takes away from what you site is about. plus with many hosts, you also get a email address at yourdomain and you can lay aside your hotmail or yahoo account.

    just my two bits …

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