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Offline ChinUpMom

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Help me with blogging please! :)
« on: May 26, 2016 @ 09:48 AM »
So this new blogger (that's me!) has a few questions. ;D

I started a blog on a free site using Wix. That was my first huge mistake so I am trying to make up for it now. With Wix I can not use codes on posts or even to ad any advertising or anything on my blog. I loved the design and being able to add things, but I know I can do that with wordpress, but will take time.

I decided to start over with WordPress. Here is where I am stuck. I understand the domain is basically like your site name. I found a hosting site (that has 4.9 star rating) that is only $47.40 for their beginning plan. They will also give me the domain for free since I want a .com. When I was researching about it all, I read some say do not purchase a domain and hosting site with the same. But if they are giving it to me free would it matter?

Here are the questions....
Do I have to purchase a hosting site?
Is it okay to purchase your hosting site and domain together?

I started off with reviewing products, just trying to get practice with the blog and adding the photos, etc. Now I am starting to get into the mommy related posts. I also have some great guest posts coming up so I want to make sure I am set up for the exposure to new followers. I have thought so much into everything that I am scattered brain as of right now (and no coffee yet. haha) so I thought I would ask some fellow bloggers. Thanks in advance! ;)


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Re: Help me with blogging please! :)
« Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2016 @ 02:43 PM »
Hi :)
The main reason you wouldn't want to purchase a domain and hosting together is now that hosting company owns your domain and call the shots. It isn't as easy later to move your site somewhere else if you choose and get them to transfer your domain name back to you.  So it is up to you on how you want to run your site and what your goals are. It might not matter to you, but if you end up wanting to make something big out of it, grow to something your host can't handle, then you might have wanted to have the control yourself.

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Re: Help me with blogging please! :)
« Reply #2 on: Jul 28, 2016 @ 07:08 PM »
Do I have to purchase a hosting site?
yes you do.. you need hosting..

hosting is the land on which you build you house (blog) on
and your domain is your address

Is it okay to purchase your hosting site and domain together?

its ok but like mentioned above you might want the flexibility to move around.. if you need any help let me know.

 

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