Why should I choose web hosting over free hosting services like Blogger or Webs.com?
There are ways to put your content online that don’t involve a web host. Many Internet Service Providers offer free space on their servers. Online blogging services like Blogger allow you to host a blog on their site. Generally those options are rather limited and they don’t give you your own unique domain (meaning you’ll always have a domain like: blogger.com/your_name instead of your_name.com). Having a hosted domain means that you can have a number of different offerings such as a blog, store, and a personal or company website all at a domain that’s unique to you. The other key advantage is having your own email address from your domain. It lends professionalism and individuality to your online identity. You don’t have to be yourname54321@generic_isp.com. You can be firstname.lastname@example.org.