I want to make money using a new webhost and blog platform.

United States
February 11, 2011 10:17pm CST
I want to make more money online, but in order to do that, I know that I need to get my blog up and running and be able to update it more often. I am currently using HostGator and Joomla, but Joomla is so difficult to work with, so I am thinking about switching to WordPress. HostGator is also trying to charge me a $10 fee for downgrading from the Business plan to a lower level plan. Are than any free blog hosts that allow advertising/hosting of PTC websites or Traffic Exchanges? What are some good hosting companies that are reliable and charge an affordable rate? I don't want to use HostGator. I want to pay monthly for hosting and cancel at any time if possible, or I would like to use a free host that's worth using. I know blogger doesn't allow PTC's, and I don't think WordPress's free host will allow it either.
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5 responses
@Suave257 (61)
• United States
12 Feb 11
look the same thing you pay for is the same thing i use for free using wordpress. It works great and is free did i say free. lol
• United States
12 Feb 11
How do you get free wordpress?
• United States
12 Feb 11
go to http://wordpress.com and make an account or just use http://webs.com
• United States
13 Feb 11
As far as I know you can't earn money from WordPress.com blogs. You have to have the WordPress software installed on your own hosting.
@Suave257 (61)
• United States
12 Feb 11
you can always use webs.com
@yallit (3678)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
There's a bandwidth limitation, though, if you're going to use webs as a free webhost. I still use blogger but I have my own domain.
@FrugalMommy (1447)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I've had hosting from GoDaddy for more than a year and I'm very happy with it. Their monthly rates are reasonable. If you pay for a longer term, you can get an even better rate. I always find coupon codes for discounts when I renew my account. I don't think I've ever paid full price for the plan or my domain names. Their customer service is really good, too. I've never had to call them, but they called me after I became a customer to see if I needed any help putting my website online. A free host I saw mentioned on here is 000webhost.com I haven't dealt with them, but they seemed okay. I don't mind paying for hosting because I'd hate to lose my files and databases if the host disappeared.
12 Feb 11
I know a very very good free webhosting site. It is fast reliable and has no adverts at all. It also has inbuilt cPanel so it is very much like a paid hosting site....but free!! I have built many website on this site before and you can use your own domain name so that your site looks a really good proffessional site! Try it - http://byethost.com/ Let me know how you get on and good luck!
@few00cent (2143)
• India
12 Feb 11
I don't see reason to charge customer for downgrading the plan.Hostgator is really no good.wordpress would be best for you and there are free hosting site where you can install your blog and promote it.