|What is a Blog?|
A blog is a type of website or part of a website. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art, photographs, videos, music, and audio. Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.
|Popular Blog Platforms|
The popularity of your blog doesn't depend on the platform you use but on the content you post and by the convenience for visitors to interact with your blog.
Three of the most popular blogs would be: WordPress, b2evolution, and DotClear.
|So what do I choose? How do they compare?|
WordPress is the most popular blog software at the moment. But it always makes sense to explore the features and options of other engines.
All three of them: WordPress, b2evolution and DotClear are live and supported projects and you shouldn't have issues with updates and community support. To have first hands experience on all 3 blog engines you can consider installing them on subdomains first and deside yourself whether their features suit your needs. You can check this knowledgebase article on easy-to-follow steps to achieve it yourself.
|Open Source Templates||Yes||Yes||No|
|Link to Other Blogs||No||Yes||Yes|
|Alert when your blog is linked to||Yes||No||No|
|Multiple Users In 1 Account?||No||Yes||Yes|
|How is the Blog setup?|
It is easy to setup a new Blog website with VMotion. Once you complete your payment, your blog of choice installs automatically.
|What you get when you purchase Blog hosting from VMotion IT Solutions:|
|Unlimited Disk Storage||Unlimited Domain Hosting|
|Unlimited Add-on Domains||Unlimited Parked Domains|
|Unlimited POP3/POP3 Secure E-mail Support||Unlimited IMAP/Secure IMAP E-mail Support|
|Unlimited Subdomains||Unlimited Forwarding E-mail Accounts|
|Unlimited E-mail Autoresponder||Unlimited Unlimited GB of Site Transfer|
|Great Technical & Customer Support||Support International Domain Names|
|2 Different Webmail (Web Based E-mail) Solutions||DirectAdmin Control Panel|
|FTP Access||Web File Manager|
|Server Side Includes||Hotlink Protection|
|Override .htaccess Support||Log Files|
|Site Statistics||Customizable Error Pages|
|Custom Cronjobs||Spam Assasin Protection|
|Free Generated Certificate||Password Protected Directories|
|Linux Operating System||Customized Apache Web Server|
|24/7 Network Monitoring||Site Backups|
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