Blogger offers free hosting for blogging. It is a good option for new blogger. But can it handle a considerable traffic when your blog gets popular? There is a debate on this issue. After exploring different parameters of blogger free hosting and self hosted blog with WordPress blogging Software, I conclude with the following findings.
- Loading time will be as much faster as 130% in self hosted blog. (tested on http://whichloadsfaster.com/)
- User Database is readily available for creating newsletter / email to selected users. In Blogger even you can’t get your follower’s email address. The user database is not available to the blog owner.
- Tons of excellent free wordpress theme available which are much faster than blogger’s theme.
- WordPress themes have option to edit different sections individually. But in Blogger theme only a single file to edit the whole blog; which has a chance of devastation.
- WordPress is proven better than Blogger in respect of security (Akismet, comments moderation, customizing moderation), SEO (categories, tags have great impact if properly used), flexibility (editing of comments), etc.