Guys. I’ve done it. I’ve taken the plunge. I’m now SELF HOSTING.
and look! GIFS!
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but I wasn’t sure how or what to do and I finally read a couple blog posts, and I asked Jenn, check out Jenniely,as she has written an amazing blog posts on self hosting which was super helpful as was she! I went with 1&1 this wasn’t mentioned in her blog post but I’d heard about it in another blog post! After like three stressful hours of choosing which host to go with, I decided on 1&1, it was only 99p a month for a year then £4.99 a month after that it came with a free domain for a year and then it’ll be £9.99 for a per year!
The only thing I couldn’t do myself was transfer my stats so I’m waiting for one of the WordPress staff to do this for me, another thing was that there was no follow button to add so you have to download a Header Footer plugin so that you can then add a follow button by using this link. I also decided to go with an entire new theme as I couldn’t seem to transfer the look of the last website but I’m super happy with this one but I need to remember that I need to add a featured image to each post so it doesn’t look weird in the Home section as it does at the moment!
If you have any questions on self hosting, let me know and I will see if I can answer them! But if not, please look forwards to future blog posts.. with gifs!