There are some people who have this problem in taking a decision either to use Blogger(Blogspot.com) or to buy an own domain. But, that completely depends on your need. Here, I am listing out a few differences between using blogger.com and using your own website.(i) Advantages of a blog:
1. Blogger.com is one of the most famous blogging websites and hence, there is a complete guarantee of security.
2. It is completely free to use and anyone can create his own blog.
3. The steps are simple and the process is easy and one can create his professional blog in no time.
4. There are a lots of free templates available already which you can use. You can also create your own
template using HTML/CSS if you want.
5. Maintenance and Search Engine Optimization of your blog will be done automatically and you no need to put much effort to give a good page rank for your website.(ii) Advantages of your own website:
1. Since blog is a free website, you will be given only a limited bandwidth. So, you cannot upload more pictures and videos to your blog but in your own website you can increase the bandwidth if you want and hence any number of videos and text can be uploaded.
2. Unlike a website, the control of your blog partially lies in the owner and hence loss of full control over your own blog is a major disadvantage.
3. Your website's pages will always be as you wish to have it but in a blog, the main page will not be static.
4. In your website, you can create your own forums and many such options but in a blog, you may only have options like comments which too cannot edited by you.
5. In your website, you can display as many advertisement banners and links as you want but in blogger, you cannot use any other adsense program other than google adsense neither you can display the ads of any other websites too.
6. Server side programming and/or scripting is disabled in a blog but in a website, it can be done to make your website more interactive and dynamic.
7. You can produce email services if you want with your own domain name but it is impossible with a blog like blogger.com.
So, by having these things in mind, one has to choose which to be selected according to his interest.Related Articles :
1. Guide - How to create Your Own Website
2. Guide - How to Buy a Domain name for your Website
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