How to choose a platform for the blog? Paid hosting
In the first part of the article, we examined 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 figured out. 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 this is an additional cost, and we are considering options with minimal losses). Then 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 might seem at first glance, everything is complicated. I assure you that this only seems so, in fact, any PC user with an initial knowledge of the Internet can deal with this method of creating and maintaining a blog. And those who still have difficulties creating their own 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 already installed CMS. The most popular CMS for blogs, their advantages and disadvantages 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 will allow you to design a blog to your taste and compare favorably with other bloggers. WordPress is suitable for both beginners and experienced bloggers. Its main advantage is that on the basis of this CMS you can implement anything you want, from a personal diary to the organization of a large community. Russian WordPress support site – mywordpress.ru. Movable Type is a powerful CMS for creating your own blog hosting. It does not have much popularity in Russia, in contrast to Europe and America, where it has earned the respect of 15% of bloggers. It has a wide range of capabilities already at the start, it is equally suitable for both beginners and professionals. Movable Type is the perfect choice for those who want to create a blog portal. MT blog – movable-type.ru. Drupal is a very convenient system for creating online communities. I found my admirers among a small circle of experienced bloggers, thanks to the extensive customization capabilities. The Russian-speaking Drupal community on the site is www.drupal.ru. The listed CMS are one of the most popular in Russia, for those who want to get acquainted with other site management systems, I suggest doing it yourself. Here are some of them: – ExpressionEngine; – b2evolution; – 2z project; – Joomla; – Mephisto. Pros and cons of hosting a blog on a paid hosting: Pros High functionality. The functionality of a blog using this kind of CMS is almost limitless, completely and completely depends on your desire and professionalism. Help developers. The presence of developers who create new and improve old plugins and are always ready to help the less experienced blogger. You can get good advice from them for free. Great selection of blog topics. You can choose for yourself and install in a few seconds any theme (design) for your blog, and as a rule, there are plenty to choose from. Moreover, if you have at least minimal knowledge in the field of design and html-layout, you can almost unrecognizably change your design. Free blogging platform. The blog platform itself is absolutely free. You just need to download the latest version from the developers website and place it on the hosting. Reliability and stability. Since hosting is paid, the hosting administration is obliged to ensure the stable operation of your blog, no one will be able to refuse you to use it and even more so disconnect you. The only exception is a violation of the rules for using the resource, for example, posting on the site materials of pornographic content. Having your own domain name. You get complete freedom in choosing a domain name that will belong to you and, if desired, can correspond to the direction of your activity. Lack of censorship. Using the blog on a paid hosting gives you the right to publish any material you like, since it is you who are the full owner of your blog, and not someone else. Placement of own advertising. On the pages of your blog you publish the advertising material that, in your opinion, will bring maximum benefit to you and your visitors! Seriousness and consistency. This is perhaps the most important plus. Blogging on a paid hosting gives you some weight in the blogosphere and shows the seriousness of your intentions. Cons Self-updating blog. Self-respecting developers periodically release updates for their platform.