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Too soon to go self hosted site?

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1:03 pm
June 3, 2014


Smart Budgeting

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Hi Everyone – This is my first post here. About a month ago, I started my site. http://www.smartbudgeting.me.

I was a bit overwhelmed at first but have started to understand the language. My question is: should I go self hosted so that I can customize the site and add plugins like Google Analytics or is it to early to make a move like that? I have looked into the three Wordpress recommended hosting sites.

I am worried that making a change later would just cause problems.

Any advice from those with more experience is appreciated.

Craig

   Smart Budgeting

       Twitter @smart_budgeting

My first website that gives money saving and budget tips. 

 

2:07 pm
June 5, 2014


Eric – PersonalProfitability.com

Portland, OR

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You are never too new to be self hosted. With options like Hostgator at less than $5 per month, it isn't a big investment. Here is my page on how I run my websites. (I also offer a service where I help people make the move and run Wordpress sites).

That said, you don't need a plugin to add Analytics tracking. You can just add that code in a widget even with the free hosted Wordpress.com sites. There are lots of major benefits to self hosting beyond that plugin though. I highly suggest self hosting to anyone who is looking at blogging long-term.

3:58 pm
June 5, 2014


Smart Budgeting

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Great, thanks Eric.  I've started the process.  This is something that I have really enjoyed.

 

Its somewhat relaxing to write.

 

   Smart Budgeting

       Twitter @smart_budgeting

My first website that gives money saving and budget tips. 

 

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