How much does it cost to have a self-hosted Wordpress blog? (Hint: Not much!)
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How much does it cost to have a self-hosted WordPress blog?

How much does it cost to have a self-hosted WordPress blog? (Hint: Not much!)

If you’ve been thinking about starting or moving to a self-hosted WordPress blog, you might be thinking that it’s going to be expensive. WordPress might be free, but the “self-hosted” part is giving you pause.

Here’s the truth: You can run your own self-hosted blog for about $9 per month. Or less.

Here’s how:

  • Buy a domain at Namecheap.com*: $11 (rounded up; domains are $10.87 per year). You’ll pay for this yearly, although I prorated it into the monthly cost for this post.
  • Buy hosting: You can buy hosting for a year at Bluehost for ___. If you have an even tighter budget, you can pay for your hosting month-to-moth at Hostgator.com for $7.16 per month.

And that’s it!

Everything else you might want or need for your blog you can find for free…ok, sure, the free stuff might not work for you & you’ll want to spend more money on themes or design services or plugins etc, but technically, all you need in order to have a self-hosted blog is a domain and a host. And you can have both for less than $10 per month.

I’ll do a post soon on how to get WordPress installed on your new host & start blogging.

 

*You can of course buy your domain & hosting anywhere! 🙂 I just personally use & love Namecheap & Bluehost & Hostgator so always recommend them.

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