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Blogging Platforms

Platform Best For Plans Cost
(Per Year)
No. of Blogs
Under 1 Account
Free Domain Storage Bandwidth
Transfer
File Size Limit Multiple
Contributor Login
Themes/
Templates
Plugins
Addition
Allow affiliate
links & ads
Integrated
eCommerce
Apps for
Devices
Blogger Hobby, personal
& beginners
Free 100 No, free subdomain like:
BlogName.blogspot.com
Pics,videos:15gb
(upgradable)
Unlimited Every web-page
should < 1mb
100 (admins + authors) 30+ 30+
widgets
Yes, but they can
delete spam blog
No Android, iOS
Ghost
(self-hosted)
Hobby, personal
& professionals
Free 1
(1 installation)
No Depends on your hosting Not found Yes 100+ No Yes No can perform
without app
(personal) $228 1 Unlimited, 25,000 pageviews
(advanced) $468 3 Unlimited, 100,000 limit
(team) $948 10 Unlimited, 350,000
(business) $2388 Unlimited Unlimited, 1,000,000
Medium Art, hobby, personal
& beginners
Free 7 (they call
publications)
No, publication address:
medium.com/Blog-Name
Unlimited Not found No 1 editable
layout
No Yes, but no ads,
can delete spam
No Android, iOS
Movable Type
(on aws)
Art, business,
hobby, personal
& professionals
$0 or $499
+AWS charge
Unlimited No Depends on Amazon Web
Services (AWS) Plan
Not found Unlimited 20+ 490+ Yes No Android, iOS
(self-hosted) New $999
Upgade $499
Multiple
(1 installation)
Depends on your web hosting
Squarespace
(personal)
Art, business
& beginners
$96 20 Free 1 year with annual
plan ($20/yr renewal)
(incoming domain
transfer not supported)
Unlimited 20mb 2 contributors 35+ No Yes Yes Android, iOS
(business) $216 Unlimited contributors
Tumblr Art, hobby, microblog,
personal & beginners
Free 10 secondary
blogs per day
No, free subdomain like:
BlogName.tumblr.com
Unlimited Animated gif
image: 2mb
Yes 1000+ No Yes, but they can
delete spam blog
No Android, iOS,
Windows
TypePad(plus) Art, hobby, personal
& beginners
$89.50 4 No, free subdomains like:
BlogName.typepad.com
or BlogName.blogs.com
Unlimited, upload 150mb/month Not found 1 author 1000+ No Yes Yes No
(unlimited) $149.50 Unlimited Unlimited, upload 1000mb/mo... Unlimited authors
(premium) $299.50 Unlimited,
upload 2000mb/month
(enterprise) $499.95 Unlimited + 1 co-owner
Weebly(free) Art, business,
professionals
& beginners
Free 10 No, free subdomain like:
BlogName.weebly.com
500mb Unlimited 10mb 1 200+ 110+
apps
Yes Yes Android, iOS
(starter) $96 Free first year
($19.95/year renewal)
(also if you transfer
your old domain here)
Unlimited 250mb,
1gb (only video)
1
(pro) $144 100
(business) $300 Unlimited
Wix(most basic) Art, business
​& beginners
$49 Unlimited No, free subdomain like:
BlogName.wix.com
500mb 1gb 15mb Yes 500+ 250+
apps
Yes No No
(personal use) $111 Free first year
(~$10/year renewal)
(also if you transfer
your old domain here)
3gb 2gb
(entrepreneurs) $149 10gb Unlimited
(small business) $194 20gb 10gb Yes
WordPress(free) Art, hobby,
personal, professional
& beginners
Free Unlimited BlogName.wordpress.com 3gb Unlimited 1gb Yes 370+ No Yes, but they can
delete spam blog
No ads, only
WordAds
No Android, iOS,
Windows
(premium) $99 Yes (incoming domain
transfer not supported)
13gb
(business) $299 Unlimited Yes
WordPress
(self-hosted)
Art, business, hobby,
personal, professional
Free Multiple blogs
(a bit tricky)
No Depends on your web hosting Editable
with plugin
Yes 2000+ 42000+ Yes No

Advantages and Disadvantages

Platform Advantages over many others / Pros Disadvantages over many others / Cons More Information
Blogger Good security
Fast indexing by google spiders
Good integration with other google products
like: adsense, analytics, google+ etc
You don't technically own blog, google can use your content
You can’t customize the post link structure
On violatation of their terms, they may delete account
Many free and paid themes available
on 3rd party websites
Medium Showcases your content to very large audience
Very easy to use
Lack of customizations
No custom coding like css or javascript
On violatation of their policies, they may delete account
Don't write posts aimed primarily
for affiliate marketing.
Movabletype
(self-hosted)
Run multiple self-hosted blogs/websites with 1 install
Many plugins
Cost Demo
Squarespace Very easy to use 20 static pages limit in personal plan;
Low rated templates by "Google’s Page Speed Tool"
 
Tumblr Very easy to use Less customization
On violatation of their terms, they may delete account
Not good for affiliate marketing
and advertising
Wordpress Automatic backups They place ads on free websites
No custom coding like css or javascript
​Footer link "powered by wordpress.com" in all plans
On violatation of their terms, they may delete account
Not good for affiliate marketing
and advertising
Wordpress
(self-hosted)
Free, popular and powerful with
Thousands of plugins, themes and 3rd party paid
plugins, themes gives full customization control
Being the most popular CMS, WordPress is prone to
cyber attacks (but there are also some good security
plugins available)
Demo