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Making a Seamless Transition to Self Hosted Blogging

There comes a time when bloggers outgrow their blogging space – and require more space than the free hosting services allows. Through these times, the bloggers often compare the hosting services that are available from various companies, comparing the features of the service and the types of hosting packages that are available, as well as the costs of the hosting.

Making the transition can actually be quite simple through most blog hosting platforms. There are two options for the blogger. The can choose to buy a domain name and hosting services through ad-free hosting through the current domain, or the blogger can choose to go on to their own domain and choose hosting services from the multiple service providers that are available.

Though less expensive, the option to create a domain name and pay for hosting services is often going to cause the blog to become redirected to the domain site, while being hosted through the original blog. This means that the visitor might be confused about the forward that is ocuring while the blog is being visited. Though the blog is going to be ad free, it is important to understand all of the conditions that are associated with the upgrade that has been made on the blog in order to make the right choice and transition to self-hosting with ease.

The blogger will have many, many options that are available for the self-hosted blog. Not only are there are many configurations that can be chosen from through the function of the blog, there is often more freedom that comes with the designs and the advertisements that can be placed in the blog.

Many free services do not allow the user their full share of the revenue from the advertisements on the site while being hosted through free blogging services, something to consider when it comes to making the transition.

Using guides, tutorials and books to make the transition and learn as much as possible about the new blogging platform that has been created can help the blogger to easily make the transition to self hosted blogging, transferring all of the information that has been created on the other blog to maintain the rankings that have been created in the search engine and online community.

February 7th, 2011

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Dedicated Hosting

With dedicated hosting, your web site is hosted on a dedicated server.

Dedicated hosting is the most expensive option. This option is best suited for large web sites with high traffic, and web sites that use special software.

You should expect dedicated hosting to be very powerful and secure, with almost unlimited software solutions.

Shared (Virtual) Hosting

Shared hosting is very cost effective.

With shared hosting, your web site gets its own domain name, and is hosted on a powerful server along with maybe 100 other web sites.

Shared solutions often offer multiple software solutions like e-mail, database, and different editing options. Technical support tends to be good.

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