Going Self-Hosted: My Experience So Far

Going Self-Hosted: My Experience So Far

Hello, lovelies!

Today, I decided to write about my experience so far being a self-hosted website. I decided to go self-hosted back in October when I partnered with Blogerize. The team custom-designed a blog layout for me, but in order to input the new look, I needed to be self-hosted. Ever since, I have been learning the pros and cons!

So, I decided the fair way to go about this post would be to write it in a pros/cons style list, so you can get a feel for what it is like.

I hope this is helpful!

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Pros of being self-hosted:

-You can input custom templates

-You can track your traffic using a variety of analytic services

-Your custom domain name costs less self-hosted than it does on some paid plans

-There are lots of plugins you can add as you go

-It makes your site more reputable

Cons of being self-hosted: 

-Your posts gain less traffic from the WordPress reader

-You get more spam comments

-It is somewhat costly, depending on which plan you select

About My Website:

I use Siteground, and my site statistics are powered by Jetpack. I still write my blog posts through WordPress. I love WordPress and I’m glad they allow their users the opportunity to go self-hosted.

I hope this post helped out some of my fellow bloggers. I am not an expert, and I recommend doing a lot of research before making big decisions when it comes to your blog. It’s all about finding the right fit for your needs.

Hopefully this helped give you guys some idea on the benefits and drawbacks of both options. At the end of the day, it’s really up to you. I don’t think I can say which option is better because they’re both great. I’ve been happy with my experience either way.

Feel free to message me if you have questions! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

XO,

Grace

PS- I’m sorry for the low-quality images. The weather was super dark and cloudy so the lighting was absolutely atrocious! 🙁

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