Thinking of moving to a self-hosted blog

I’m thinking about self-hosting my blog instead of using This is because I would like to be able to place my own advertisement and also to better control the functioning and options of my blog, which is currently very limited with

I’ve consulted a few interesting articles on the topic:

It seems like I should go with either DreamHost or Hostinger. Both are very cheap web hosts, but I need to understand what the differences between hosts are.

Most hosting companies have very similar features (bandwidth/data transfer, disk storage/space, database limits, automatic backups), so I’m not really sure what I should be looking for when deciding on a host. I’m not sure if price alone is a good indicator of the quality?

I guess I’ll have to try a few hosting providers and find out for myself.

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