Why should you start a WordPress self hosted blog 5 reasons

This article explains why you should start a WordPress blog that you host yourself.

WordPress is a CMS (content management system) that allows you to create a website or blog without the need for any sort of HTML or CSS programming.

It is free to download and use, and it is updated frequently for security purposes.

 

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world :

If you are going to use a CMS, then it only makes sense that you use the most popular CMS on the planet. One in every six websites is made up from the WordPress CMS. It is also free to use, so you do not have to worry about subscription costs.

The platform is easy to access and due to the fact it is so popular you will also find a lot of articles online to help you with it. There are rarely any bugs in the system, as WordPress is updated frequently, which is also good for security from hackers and malware.

A lot of people convert over to WordPress because they like all of the plugins you get with it. So, starting with WordPress is going to save you a lot of time and hassle. Added to that is the fact that people are still creating WordPress plugins so you gain access to them in the future too.

WordPress templates/themes may be optimized up to 90% :

WordPress is so popular because it can be search engine optimized more fully than a website. There are blog themes for WordPress that are able to be optimized to 90%, which is more than most blogging platforms, and certainly more than a website. The fact that WordPress is so search engine friendly is the biggest reason for its success. There are a lot of CMS programs out there, and a lot of them are free, yet many people stick with WordPress because it can be so very search engine friendly.

There are themes you can use, which are actually templates for blogs. You can find ones that have all of the SEO factors built into them. You may then download and install plugins that will help you to fully fill out all of your on-page SEO, and make check to see if you have done it correctly.

WordPress has lots of plugins to make your job easier :

The system is open-source, which means you can download and install it for free. It also means you can manipulate the source code to make WordPress work better for you specifically. This means that you can create your own plugins to help you do what you want on your WordPress blog.

If you do not fancy making your own plugins (i.e. altering the code and adding programs) yourself, you can buy one of the many plugins that are available for WordPress. There are plugins for just about every process you would ever need to take part in with your blog or website.

There is very little limitation on space with self hosting :

You are only limited to how much memory your server has, but since it is bound to have terabytes of memory space; you are not going to have to worry about how much you upload onto your website. You could run it for years and barely use 10% of your server space.

You get to dictate when your server/website down-time occurs. When you purchase hosting services, you have to accept the maintenance schedule of your host provider. But, with your own server you can control your own maintenance and take your server offline at your convenience.

You will have ample bandwidth and may control your own security: 

With your own server or virtual server you are going to have a lot of bandwidth. You are going to have a lot more than you are likely to ever need. This is an obvious plus because the opposite is never good and may affect your repeat traffic numbers.

With your own server, you do have the option of fixing and updating your own security. You do not have to rely on other people to ensure that your server and your blog are safe from hackers or malware.

You are able to control its physical security too, so you can be sure that nobody is going to spy on your website or try to steal people’s information via a physical method (such as a program running on a USB stick). You get to update your own security at your own pace.

 

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