How to move free host to self host?

eranet

New Member
Hello,
With free blogging platforms your are limited to the themes, colors, and fonts that they provide you. However with self-hosted the opportunities are endless for the theme of your blog. You can pick from any number of pre-made templates. How to move free host to self host?
 

hop0n

New Member
Well, it depends on what platform you are using really. Are you using Blogger, Wordpress etc? Of course, self hosting service provides so much nore than free hosting.
 

Quags

Administrator
Staff member
Wordpress data can be exported from a free provider and imported to self hosting fairly easily. Themes however I don't believe can be moved that easily, with out some file access like ftp/sftp.
 

SwagBear

New Member
What are you using? Let us know what you're using so we can give you a better answer. Like hop0n said, are you using Blogger, Wordpress or what?
 

Raivyn

New Member
Well, it depends on what platform you are using really. Are you using Blogger, Wordpress etc? Of course, self hosting service provides so much nore than free hosting.


Exactly. Once it's known what you are using, you'll be able to get a better answer.
 

Owen Smith

New Member
It really does depends, most free platforms will not allow you to move over to another host. They generate income from adverts they place on your website.
 

rcg2222

New Member
Yeah, you're going to have a REALLY difficult time moving to another host using free hosted content. Is this a Wordpress.com blog? You could always just pay for pro, or the theme you want. You could just get a domain and use it as a forward. Otherwise, I'd say just get a new server and do it yourself.
 

protoboard

New Member
You are not saying what free service you are using and that way is harder to give you a good answer. There are a few answers stating that you won't be able to do that but that's not quite the truth. It all depends on what service you are using. The most common ones are Blogger and Wordpress.com and it is quite possible to move your data from one of those service to another.

If you are moving to a self hosted Wordpress check out this article, here you're going to find that it is possible to move from many free services to your own Wordpress: http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content
 
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