40 Comments

  1. Sana Patel
    September 11, 2018 @ 5:40 pm

    Thank you so much
    This is what i exactly needed. It will be really helpful as i am planning to switch to self host in couple of months. Thanks for sharing again

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    • Suktara
      September 11, 2018 @ 8:54 pm

      Welcome. Planning to write more on this topic

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  2. Tia
    September 12, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    Really straight forward and thorough. Where was this when I started? 🙂 Great post.

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    • Suktara
      September 12, 2018 @ 10:09 am

      Thank you. So happy you found this useful.

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  3. Juna Kandha
    September 12, 2018 @ 1:59 pm

    Nice blog .. its really helpful article

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  4. Jo
    September 12, 2018 @ 2:18 pm

    A comprehensive and useful post on how to get started self hosting your blog. Great article!

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    • Suktara
      September 12, 2018 @ 6:39 pm

      So happy you liked it!

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  5. Rebekah
    September 12, 2018 @ 6:08 pm

    Well done explaining this! I wish I had read this article before I started blogging. I still came to the same conclusion but I had to wade through information for hours to get there!

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    • Suktara
      September 12, 2018 @ 6:38 pm

      I have a similar story, therefore started this category for blogging enthusiasts.

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  6. Steph
    September 12, 2018 @ 6:42 pm

    Thank you that was really helpful – it’s something I’m looking into at the moment – and I’m really not very techy so this was easy to understand

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    • Suktara
      September 12, 2018 @ 8:37 pm

      It’s not technical at all. You will get it easily since you are already on WordPress.com

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  7. Sonila
    September 12, 2018 @ 6:56 pm

    I agree, self hosted is the way to go!!

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  8. Kate durston
    September 12, 2018 @ 7:12 pm

    Thank you for all the tips and guidance. I find knowing when to go self hosted and what is right for my blog a bit of a pickle. I didn’t realise going self hosted didn’t have to mean you were a technical genius. I have been toying with the idea for ages, I’m currently on the premium WordPress plan once my subscription is up I think it’s time to make the change to self hosted.
    Kate x

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    • Suktara
      September 12, 2018 @ 8:36 pm

      Great idea! Since you are already using WordPress.com you will have no issuing working with WordPress.org. I mean its basically the same software.

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  9. Juna Kandha
    September 12, 2018 @ 7:14 pm

    Wow .. great and helpful informations .. thanks for sharing with us ..i loved your content

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    • Suktara
      September 12, 2018 @ 8:31 pm

      Thank you so much!

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  10. Vaibhav Mehta
    September 12, 2018 @ 8:12 pm

    Some useful info there..I’ve started out just a month ago and info like this always helps not just me but even other newbie bloggers

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    • Suktara
      September 12, 2018 @ 8:40 pm

      Yes the overwhelm as a new blogger is something I will always remember, I really hope new blogger find this series useful

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  11. Nicola
    September 12, 2018 @ 10:50 pm

    This is such a useful resource for new bloggers, something I wish I’d had when I first started blogging years ago.

    Nicola

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  12. Joy
    September 12, 2018 @ 11:18 pm

    Excellent post. I never heard of siteground. I use blogger and have a domain thru godaddy.com but this has me thinking, thanks.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

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  13. Stephanie Stebbins
    September 13, 2018 @ 1:50 am

    I’m so intimidated by self hosting, I don’t know why! After reading this, I feel a little more comfortable with it so thanks!

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    • Suktara
      September 13, 2018 @ 6:18 pm

      Awww that is so sweet of you to say that

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  14. Brittany
    September 13, 2018 @ 2:43 am

    Yep! Definitely, agree with this. At first, when I wanted to take the plunge everything seemed very daunting. But it’s really not that bad when you break everything into pieces. Nice article.

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    • Suktara
      September 13, 2018 @ 6:18 pm

      I know the feeling 🙂 I think was good decision to go self-hosted

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  15. Omede Deborah
    September 13, 2018 @ 6:22 am

    This is great for starting a blog. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Thomas
    September 13, 2018 @ 7:32 am

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention paid versions of wix and others such as squarespace that does self hosting and content management together. I do agree that free sites are not good.

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    • Suktara
      September 13, 2018 @ 6:15 pm

      I didn’t know about this. But given a choice between premium Wix, Squarespace and WordPress.org I shall always prefer WP

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  17. Dinesh
    September 13, 2018 @ 8:25 am

    Pretty much detailed. Liked the point about control. We do sacrifice a lot when using blogger or WordPress

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  18. Alexandra
    September 13, 2018 @ 5:37 pm

    A well thought out and researched blog post – thank you so much for sharing. So much useful information!

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  19. Jane Frith
    September 13, 2018 @ 7:43 pm

    Interesting article. I am selling hosted, but don’t think I have made the most of this. I need to get the personalised email that links to my blog! Did not know you could do this. Will check out, but any further advice on how to set up appreciated. Thank you.

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    • Suktara
      September 13, 2018 @ 9:11 pm

      Sure more posts on blogging will be in this blog in coming weeks. This is a new category I have begun.

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  20. Bexa
    September 13, 2018 @ 9:29 pm

    This is a fantastic post Suktara, you have explained everything in such a clear and understandable way. I wish I read something like this when I first started blogging. I started with the free WordPress site then very quickly went self-hosted with SiteGround. I definitely agree with all the pros, it’s so great to have full control over customisation (yay for pretty themes) and the potential for monetisation is awesome. Its such a great thing for bloggers to do. Thank you for sharing such a useful post, I’m sure it will help many people <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Suktara
      September 14, 2018 @ 11:31 am

      Thank you Bexa. This is new category is intended for new bloggers. Starting a self-hosted blog is so easy these days, but there are people who remain stuck with free blog as they feel it is too technical to set-up a website, when it’s actually not. I think who ever is serious about blogging as a career must give self-hosting a chance.

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  21. Travel With A SIlver Lining
    September 13, 2018 @ 9:37 pm

    thanks for all the tips 🙂

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  22. Elle Mac
    September 14, 2018 @ 1:10 am

    This came at the perfect time as I was thinking to switch over to self hosted. Love how you set everything out so clearly!

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  23. Lianne
    September 15, 2018 @ 1:23 am

    I’ve been self-hosted for years now and it’s much more beneficial. This is a great guide!

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  24. Kari/Bloglove2018
    September 15, 2018 @ 10:50 pm

    Great post with a lot of wonderful information! Thank u so much for sharing 😀💛🤗

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  25. Lydia
    October 5, 2018 @ 7:01 pm

    I’m looking to switch over to self hosting, but I need to find out how to do it. This was helpful looking forward to more information like this.

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