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Why Free Hosting is Dangerous

No Comments 23 February 2012

At the end of the day, here is the argument I always return to about using a hosted site like Blogger (or even a WordPress hosted site where you don’t own your own hosting):

The problem with not owning your stuff (i.e. using free hosting) is that you don’t own your own stuff.

That sounded dumb, right? Like using the word in its definition? Well, I said what I meant and I meant what I said. See, here’s the thing.

If you decide to borrow space from Blogger that you don’t pay for, not only do they technically “own” your site, but they can decide to shut you down if they want to. They also control the name of the game, so can put ads on the top of your site, or ignore your plea for help when something goes wrong. Continue Reading


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