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Old 09-12-2008, 05:10 AM   #1
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I want to start a blog site to promote my main site. Should I register a new domain or a subdomain on my existing domain ? Free or payed blog hosting ?
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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I's say if your blog was related to your site, it could be a subdomain. If it was not related a new domain wouldnt hurt I suppose. But I'm new to all this
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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Well if its only going to be a blog then you might as well just use wordpress. Free hosts aren't really too good.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:44 PM   #4
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Yes, definitely avoid free hosts if you can; unless the blog will largely be built for hobby purposes or as a non-profit tool. In those cases, jumping aboard one of the popular blog hosting communities would be the easiest solution.

If the blog is being created for commercial purposes, find a reliable host, install Wordpress as appage suggested (some hosts come equipped with control panels that will install this tool for you very quickly, simply and at no cost), then skin the site with an appropriate design and start blogging away!
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:08 AM   #5
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I heard BlueHosting is very affordable and very nice. There might be cheaper ones but they provide free wordpress installation and ecommerce items.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:38 AM   #6
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Host gator provide cheap blog hosting service.For only $6.95 per month, we can get 3500 megabytes of storage and 50 Gigs of monthly bandwidth transfer. One of their best features is their easy to install third party scripts. We can install tools like shopping carts, blogs, forums and more with just the click of the mouse. Customer support is excellent.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:28 PM   #7
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In my opinion, paid blog hosting service is good for you. Free blog hosting service provide limited space for your blog and it contains more advertisements. And also we cannot get a domain name of our own.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:06 PM   #8
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Since this is not your main site, a free wordpress subdomain on a blogger account would be good enough. A different domain name and class C IP in the above case also should help.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:45 AM   #9
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As for me, paid blog hosting will definitely be better than the free ones..
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #10
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better to use www.<sub>.domain.com than www.domain.com/sub

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:04 PM   #11
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i would just use wordpress.com. good rankings quickly and its free.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:11 AM   #12
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i would just use wordpress.com. good rankings quickly and its free.
Well no doubt wordpress is free and great too. But what if one morning you wake up and saw that wordpress people have banned your account. This will sound strange to you ... but this is fact and I have faced it earlier.

So instead of investing your labour to somewhere else I think you should buy your own domain and put labour at their, so at the end of the day you can call it your own blog or website.
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Plus, most commercial hosts do make tools available that enable customers to install Wordpress on their servers in a matter of minutes, so it's still possible to use that fantastic system, while having more flexibility and greater control over your own destiny.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:26 AM   #14
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It always comes down to the old adage "you get what you pay for". If this is for a commercial venture, you want to have full control over your site and your code. Wordpess is very easy to install and if you already have a hosting account, it's probably not going to cost you anything to add it to your existing account. As Czar said, if it's a Cpanel host, check to see if they offer Fantastico and you can have it automatically install Wordpress in a matter of minutes.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:47 AM   #15
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I want to start a blog site to promote my main site. Should I register a new domain or a subdomain on my existing domain ? Free or payed blog hosting ?
Now hosting is very cheap and payed host are offering unlimited feutures.. for less price.. forget free host.. to avoid future trouble
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