How to choose a blog platform? Paid hosting
In the first part of the article we looked at the concept of a platform for a blog and found out that there are two ways to create a blog. The first way (how to create a blog on a free blog service) we have already disassembled. Consider the second method. How to create a blog on a paid hosting? First, you need to choose a free “engine” for your blog, it is also called CMS (you can, of course, order it from programmers, but these are additional costs, and we are considering options with minimal losses). After that, you need to choose an inexpensive high-quality hosting, on which we will register the selected domain name and post a blog. This is the first and most important step in creating a blog on a paid hosting. Here, as it may seem at first glance, everything is difficult. I assure you that it only seems that way; in fact, any PC user with basic knowledge of the Internet can deal with this way of creating and maintaining a blog. And those who still have difficulties in creating their blog, I think, will be able to find a solution to the problems with the help of my next articles, which will be devoted to this topic. In addition, there are hosting companies that offer special tariff plans for blogs with an already established CMS. The most popular CMS for blogs, their advantages and disadvantages of WordPress is the most popular CMS, and not only in Russia, where it accounts for about 70% of blogs, but also in the world. The secret of its popularity lies in both ease of installation and ease of use. The system has a huge number of beautiful free themes that allow you to design your blog to your own taste and stand out from other bloggers. WordPress is suitable for both beginners and experienced bloggers. Its main advantage is that on the basis of this CMS you can realize anything from a personal diary to the organization of a large community. Russian WordPress support site – mywordpress.ru. Movable Type is the most powerful CMS for creating your own blog hosting. It has no great popularity in Russia, unlike in Europe and America, where it deserves the respect of 15% of bloggers. It has a wide range of opportunities at the start, equally suitable for both beginners and professionals. Movable Type is the perfect choice for those who want to create a blog portal. A blog on MT is movable-type.ru. Drupal is a very convenient system for creating online communities. She found her admirers among a small circle of experienced bloggers, thanks to the wide range of settings. Russian-speaking Drupal community on the site – www.drupal.ru. These CMS are among the most popular in Russia, those who want to familiarize themselves with other site management systems, I suggest to do it yourself. Here are some of them: – ExpressionEngine; – b2evolution; – 2z project; – Joomla; – Mephisto. Pros and cons of placing a blog on a paid hosting: Pros High functionality. The functionality of a blog using this kind of CMS is almost limitless, totally and completely dependent on your desire and professionalism. Developer assistance. The presence of developers who create new and improve the old plug-ins and are always ready to help the less experienced blogger. You can get good advice from them for free. Large selection of topics for the blog. You can choose and install in a few seconds any theme (design) for your blog, and, as a rule, you can choose from what. Moreover, if you have at least minimal knowledge in the field of design and html-layout, you can change your chosen design almost beyond recognition. Free blogging platform. The blog platform itself is completely free. You just need to download the latest version from the developers’ website and host it. Reliability and stability. Since hosting is paid, the hosting administration is obliged to ensure the stable operation of your blog, no one can deny you use it, much less disable you. The only exceptions are the violation of the rules for using the resource, for example, posting pornographic materials on the site. Having your own domain name. You get complete freedom in choosing a domain name, which will belong to you and can optionally correspond to the direction of your activity. Lack of censorship. Using a blog on a paid hosting gives you the right to publish any material you like, since you are the full owner of your blog and not someone else. Placing your own advertising. On the pages of your blog, you publish the promotional material, which, in your opinion, will bring the maximum benefit to you and your visitors! Seriousness and consistency. This is perhaps the most important plus. Blogging on paid hosting gives you a certain weight in the blogosphere and shows the seriousness of your intentions. Cons Independent blog update. Self-respecting developers periodically release updates for their platform.