Saturday, August 09, 2008

Blogging Tech Question...

I hope I won't call down the wrath of Google upon me for posting this question on a blogger blog, but here goes...

I'm thinking of moving from blogger to some alternate blog hosting service. I like blogger's service overall except for one thing: they reserve the right to lock, delete, or otherwise sanction any blog on their domain whenever they want to.

Like a lot of bloggers, I started this blog on a whim, but over the years it has grown into something where it would be a huge problem for me if were to get deleted and they left me with a response like "Hey, this is a free service and we have the right to do whatever we want with the blogs on our domain." Ultimately I don't need a free service so much as I need a guaranteed service. Weirdly, though, blogger doesn't seem to even offer the possibility of a paid service that comes with some sort of guarantee or warranty.

I'd kind of like to switch to my own domain so that I can ask everyone on my blogroll to update their links once, and after that I'd have the option of changing services transparently behind the scenes whenever necessary.

Any suggestions or advice?

3 comments:

frances said...

having your own domain is good, precisely because places like facebook, blogger and whatever other social networking sites do tend to decide what content is permissible.

i've been using dreamhost for years, and think they're fine. huge amounts of disc space and bandwidth, all the backend stuff you could use, good, prompt support, cheap… (no i don't work there), one-click installs for wordpress and other stuff, and incredibly easy to backup from.

Aerin said...

We used a hosting service called logjamming for years - they worked really well. Great customer service - pretty obviously just a bunch of people/guys out of their basements with a web hosting business. I completely respect that.

I still like the "free" part of the blogging equation - I know I personally am not ready to move from that any time soon.

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks for the suggestions!!! I'll be sure to try them out as I advance on this project slowly but surely... ;^)