Free or Paid hosting??

Bahawalpur, Pakistan
July 8, 2012 2:38pm CST
Do you usually go for Free or Paid hosting for your Blog? There are many free blogs like Wordpress,Bloggera etc, that give a newbie the complete set of tolls to start blogging without any Programming skill. They provide free WYSIWYG editors,SEO tools,File managers,Themes and a Dashboard of tools and applications. Its been a great experience. I haven't yet use a paid hosting. What is it like. Do you have more features? Can a newbie use it without any problems? What advantages does it have?
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@dobsyto (299)
• Bulgaria
8 Jul 12
Well it depends how famous is your blog because if you get a lot of traffic than the free web hosting is not good idea. I personally used once paid hosting and everything was ok. There are a lot of cheap hosting sites these days.
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@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
28 Jul 12
I use blogger.com I just buy a domain name and incorporate with it. I just remember that a fellow mylot help me and convince me to buy a domain which is really worth right now
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
How? Airkulet, please explain further. How worth to buy a domain name?
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I dont think you have to used a paid hosting for a blog , its just that if you have a keyword in your blor url its easier to remember a .com than a bloodspot also the .com would probably be on the first page of the search engines.
@sammylind (187)
28 Jul 12
i use free hosting for my website on http://j.gs/2152202/000webhost-dot-com it's great but once you get a lot more views and people going to your site then its best to buy hosting
• India
25 Jul 12
Only thing i found is if your using free blog there is a chance of down time in server.I.e also very few time in very rare cases.Paid hosting also chance is there,but compared to free blogs up time is higher.When you are having high traffic you can go with paid hosting.Little bit extra features.
• India
23 Jul 12
I prefer free hosting than paid hosting. If I am using it for some official purposes I prefer paid hosting, which could meet the maximum needs of the user. But some sites provides higher specification at the free hosting. It would be better than the paid hosting.
• Philippines
14 Jul 12
Until now I used the free hosting. But I try to apply to a paid hosting once I the budget is enough. I think paid hosting and free are almost the same features.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
9 Jul 12
Well if your doing so just for fun, perhaps go for the free ones first. There is no sense paying when you can get it for free. But if you are intending to use it for business, then a paid hosting site is definitely something to invest on. It comes with many features that the free site does not have. It also looks professional and naturally customers will trust. Along with that, you can even have your own professional email. But then again, it is all up to you depending on your need and your intention for such site.
• United States
8 Jul 12
I use only the free Blogger sight. I am not sure why people say you have to have a paid sight for it to be popular or famous. If people like your blog and you get lots of traffic, it will become popular free or otherwise.