Which is the best solution: Self hosted or "Pro" ?

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  • #1144091

    johannesfcg
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    Hi

    I’m confused as to which version would give me the greatest amount of freedom in terms of adding iFrames, JavaScript, etc.

    By Self Hosted I mean buying space on Blue Host, Hostgator, etc., and setting up WordPress from there.

    By Pro I mean, upgrading the free version to “Value Bundle” (99 USD)

    Thanks

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

    #1144186

    Buying the Bundle will still not allow you to use iFrames or Javascript as it is simply not allowed on WordPress.com, so you would probably do best to self-host on WordPress.org software.

    Please read this:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    and, should you decide to stay on WordPress.com, read this:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    #1144190

    Also, no upgrade here frees you from WP’s rules and TOS, at least until you get to the Enterprise level at $500/mo where you get some leeway.

    Self hosted however puts all the burden of site maintenance on you.

    #1144207

    Self hosted – hands down!

    #1144219

    johannesfcg
    Member

    Thank you all for your answers.

    One final doubt; is the so called “one-click” installation version on recommended hosting companies (e.g Blue Host, Hostgator, etc) the “full freedom” version?

    E.g. I can do what intend to do, as per my post above, or do I have to download Word Press from wordpress.org and upload it to the host in question to be completely “free to do what I want, any old time ?” :)

    Thanks again

    #1144221

    I recommend not trying to over-think this. Some hosts provide a 1 click wordpress.org install and some don’t. Some insist that manual install is better and some don’t. The software is the same so why quibble. I say hire a web host and then make the choice. http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    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 correct support forums for that software.

    #1144224

    That depends entirely on your host and their policies, and on your technical abilities.

    #1144226

    @notawoodpecker
    Are you self hoisting a WordPress.org install like I am?

    #1144227

    That would be “self hosting” and not “self hoisting” of course.
    Are you or are you not speaking from your own personal experience?

    #1144231

    I self-hoisted a self-hosted version. (manual upload of files).

    I have both types running, some here also.

    #1144233

    Thanks for your answer.

    #1144236

    I had to try it to see what all the fuss was about and explore the differences first hand.

    I figure if I could do it, anybody could.

    Both versions clearly have their respective pros and cons.

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