Moving blog to own domain from blogspot

I am contemplating to move my blog from blogspot to my own address. Anyone can assist me by providing pros and cons of using various popular webhosting service providers. I am not particularly looking for the cheapest of options but for the most cost effective one. As intorduction I am an amateur blogger and that is not envisioned to alter in the short term.

Thanks in advance

 

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The Sorcerer
The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
1 week ago

Having your hosting on blogspot is much better than most shared servers. Worst ones are the ones owned by a company called EIG and GoDaddy- bluehost, hostgator. Avoid them at all costs. Basic rule is to avoid those recommendations given by people with a reference link. There are some webmaster forums like warrior forum. The Primary concern during shifting is the URL structure. Wordpress is different from blogspot. I learnt this the hard way. You can set the url structure manually but just how its done by googling out that instructions first. Why do you need to shift from blogspot to your own? You can just buy a domain and assign it to your blogspot. 

I would request you if I may, names of reliable providers who sells domain name. Its cost etc. Thanks

Karthik Murali H
Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
1 week ago

U dont need hosting service . its given free by google.. U just have to buy a domain for 99 rs / first year and 600 for second year onwards.. thats like 50 rs/ month

There are no cons when it comes to migrating to a custom domain.. u only get more visibility, more opportunities and more chances of collaboration etc..

U dont need to do anytn technical as well.. u just have to do 2-3 steps and u should be setup in minutes

Thats encouraging. Thanks

Maheshwaran Jothi
Maheshwaran Jothi
from Chennai
1 week ago

Yes, hosting with google seems to be a safe bet. Good that you decided against the cheapest option. i did that mistake and had to change plan in less than 3 months!! Avoid hassle. Good luck.

Thanks

Karthik Murali H
Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
1 week ago

U can buy the domain in Namecheap . or try godaddy.  GOdaddy has poor customer service but  all ur buying is a domain. so doesnt matter actually. because once u buy the domain, u hv no necessity of a interaciton with them.  its cheaper if u buy a 2-3 year plan. if its a 1 year plan, just go for namecheap (Worldclass in terms of support)

Excuse my ignorance in this respect... Please assist me by answering the following if you can manage time.

I start with buying a domain name say from Google, Namecheap of Godaddy or from the likes.

Then I read that I need to register the name with some one else ... are these two seperate action or its one and same.

What will be the renewal process. I gather I need to continue paying every year to retain my domain name. 

Where will I get the necessary templates and tools if I am to build my web page from the scratch.

Sorry for bothering you 

Vandana
Vandana
from Mumbai
1 week ago

I am in agreement with Karthik. You can purchase a domain from Godaddy for an inexpensive plan. If you wish, buy a one year plan initially and if happy with it, when it comes up for renewal, go for the two-year or three-year plan which will allow you to retain the domain for that much time with no hassles of having to constantly renew it each year.

One word of caution: absolutely do not fall into the trap of emails supposedly from GoDaddy telling you that your domain is up for renewal, that you need to click on a link and update info of your bank account, card CVV, etc. Always contact GoDaddy's customer service no. and clarify whether or not your domain is up for renewal. If it is, then go directly to your official, valid GoDaddy account, sign in there (not through any email links sent to you) and do the needful.

 

Thanks for the useful tips.

Its a bad world out there too.

Karthik Murali H
Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
1 week ago

Hi Suman, if u buy a domain , u just have to go to their domain settings page and update nameservers of blogspot (which is available in ur blogspot third party settings page) or u can simply google the process .. shouldn't take more than 15 mins. Thats' it . ur all done.. and ur domain will start showing all your blog posts (and also automatically redirect ur earlier .blogspot.com site to the new one)

Regarding godaddy calls/emails, every year u hv to renew (or u can buy a 2-3 year plan ur choice)

To build a site from scratch, its better u do it in Wordpress. for that u have to buy hosting separately ( will cost probably 1200-1500 a year) and then domain . U can build ur website using any page builder tool and design any way u want.. hope this is clear?

Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
1 week ago

Regarding templates, u can use one of the existing 10000 templates available for free if u buy a hosting in WP ( there's plenty for each category). But if ur tooo insistent on ur own design, u hv to buy " divi page builder or something similar to it

Thanks for that. I now have a fairly good perception about how things are done.

Maheshwaran Jothi
from Chennai
1 week ago
+1 to that. Personally I am happy that I moved to wordpress. Even before I got my own domain name, it was a complete different experience with wordpress. There are literally tons of blogs that can help you in each steps. Go for it.

Thanks for you time


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