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  1. Hi,
    I have a free wordpress blog, which now i want to make my own domain, well wordpress is giving it in $18, also i would be having the 3 GB of free hosting which it gives to free blogs.
    If i buy the domain name and hosting from another service providers and then install wordpress to my web server, what will be the difference.
    Meantime, i want to have adsense on my site, i think it is not possible in wordpress hosted sites.

    Thanks for response.
    Best Regards,
    bhaskey

    The blog I need help with is dailydigest10.wordpress.com.

  2. Adsense is not possible here.

    You need to find paid web hosting, which will run you a minimum of $120 a year, install software from WordPress.com, apply for adsense once you qualify, and away you go. Differences are explained here:
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. Thanks raincoaster.
    can you tell me that if i buy a domain name from wordpress,can that be hosted by another hosting providers.

  4. Hello there,

    can you tell me that if i buy a domain name from wordpress,can that be hosted by another hosting providers.

    Yes. If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/

    To move your content you need to create an XML export file of your content. It will not include the theme as they cannot be exported. See 3 below.

    Note: Premium Themes that are licensed for WordPress.com use only cannot be transferred to self-hosted WordPress.org sites. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/premium-themes/

    Also note that if you have purchased a premium theme you will have to contact the theme designer and request a wordpress.org version of it.

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate.
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    1. Hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    2. Set up a WordPress.org install and equip it with a theme and plugins.
    http://wordpress.org/themes/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/

    3. Export your content out of your WordPress.com blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/ and import it into the install.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/ or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/

    5. Transfer subscribers and stats. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/moving-your-subscribers/

    6. Set your wordpress.com blog visibility to private. To change blog visibility to private go to > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 3 . See the guide here http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org have different log-ins and run different versions of themes with same names. If you don't have a username account at WordPress.ORG click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.

  5. Thanx a lot everyone, really appriciate it.

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