Hosting for free: How to start a Blog
In February of this year, I decided to start a blog. Here I want to write about topics that could help others, and in a way to keep it as a journal. One of the obvious things that I will write is the path to making this blog. Thus helping others to begin a similar journey.
First of all, I explained how to register a domain. Today I will explain my option for the web host.
Please explain a little bit more
In order for your blog (or any other website) to appear on the Internet, the files need to be uploaded to a server. These can be “hosted” by a hosting company. Therefore choosing your hosting it’s important because it’s the place where visitors of your blog will access the information provided by you.
To pay or not to pay
If you read other “how to start a blog” tutorials, I would say that 99% of them will recommend options where you need to pay a fee. And that’s probably the best option if you are 100% certain of what you want to do, and if you’re determined to grow fast.
Here I will present another option. A free option. This is especially relevant to those of you who want a low-cost way to start a blog. Furthermore, you can get more knowledge and experience with a free version, and then down the road, upgrade to a more stable and paid web host solution. Also if you want to have a very small and “niche” blog or don’t want to continue in the future, this option could save you money.
Ok, I get it. Now tell me more of that option
Before I contemplate the paid options, I tried different free web hosting solutions. One of them was x10hosting. They are in the market for more than 10 years, and in my humble opinion, it’s the best free option available.
They don’t place ads on your blog (like other free web hosting companies). It’s very simple to setup. Also, you have support from a forum in case of any doubt.
In the future, if you want a more stable option (and with more features), they have a paid version (x10premium). Also, they will handle all the migration from the free version to the premium…and again…for free!
In conclusion, if you want a free hosting option for your blog, just click here.
Features of the FREE option
- Domain: You will get a free domain like “NAME_OF_THE_BLOG.x10hosting.com”. But you can park a domain that you have and redirect. For example ”www.NAME_OF_THE_BLOG.com”. It will work just fine;
- Email: 3 Email Accounts;
- MySQL Database: 1 Database;
- Disk Space: 512 MB.
- Scripts: You have a lot of scripts (like programs) to help you start. Especially relevant is “WordPress” script that will help you to start your blog very easy.
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See you soon!