Blogs or weblogs have become very pop­u­lar in recent times. These have gain pop­u­lar­i­ty as they are bet­ter than sta­t­ic web­sites which do not update their infor­ma­tion reg­u­lar­ly. With a blog you can con­stant­ly update your infor­ma­tion and can also gen­er­ate income by host­ing ads on your blogs. There are many weblog host­ing ser­vices avail­able and one should select a web host after clear­ly going through their terms and con­di­tions and ser­vices they are offer­ing.

For begin­ners, one should use the ser­vices of a web host rather than host­ing it in your own serv­er as it is much eas­i­er and quick­er to use. They pro­vide you with soft­ware which you have to install and after instal­la­tion you can start work­ing on your blog by adding con­tent. Using a web host is an eas­i­er way to get your blog online. You can choose to have a sin­gle or mul­ti­ple blogs depend­ing upon your capa­bil­i­ties. You can also cus­tomize your blog by using dif­fer­ent fea­tures like themes, skins, plug — ins or wid­gets. It depends upon your cre­ativ­i­ty and taste.

There are lots of options avail­able for host­ing your blog. You can either use a free ser­vice or a paid ser­vice. If you are cre­at­ing a blog to be in touch with your fam­i­ly or friends then there is no need for a paid ser­vice as the ser­vices pro­vid­ed by the free web host is suf­fi­cient as per your needs. How­ev­er you will not be able to remove ads or put your ads in it as this is the pri­ma­ry source of income for the free web blog host­ing com­pa­nies. How­ev­er they do pro­vide you with tem­plates and you can design your blog as per your choice. Free web host­ing for blogs is rec­om­mend­ed for begin­ners and peo­ple with lim­it­ed tech­ni­cal skills which are required for blog­ging.

All free blog host­ing have some restric­tions on the con­tent that is being pub­lished. You can­not pub­lish any porno­graph­ic con­tent, hate speech­es or con­tent hurt­ing the sen­ti­ment of a par­tic­u­lar com­mu­ni­ty. There are strict rules for vio­lat­ing copy­right laws.

In paid web blog host­ing there are lots of fea­tures avail­able. You can also use your blog to gen­er­ate income for your­self. You can have your own domain name and email ser­vices and you can also cre­ate as many cus­tom email ids’ you wish too.

You can run ads on your blog and the web host­ing com­pa­ny will not charge any­thing for run­ning ads. They also pro­vide you with a domain name and email, chat­ting video uploads and var­i­ous oth­er tools to gen­er­ate online traf­fic nec­es­sary to gen­er­ate ad rev­enue. Paid web host­ing com­pa­nies also pro­vide you e‑commerce and oth­er pay­ment pro­cess­ing facil­i­ties as a tool to mul­ti­ply your earn­ings.

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