I would like to have a blog site, though I have created my own by writing the code. Huhhh... hosting cost is killing me. I have my domain name with me and I just wanted to get the blog where I can use my unused domain name.

My blog will me 80% technical (i.e. I will show peices of code and downloadable content to my user). Which blog will be useful for me. I just don't want my URL look like http://mysite.hosterName.com

I want it like this http://www.mysite.com


WordPress, Blogger, Posterous & Tumblr - all provide hosting with custom domains. I believe WordPress charges extra for custom domains, while Blogger, Posterous & Tumblr do not.

  • Blogger is free at least: google.com/support/blogger/bin/… – Eight Days of Malaise Jun 13 '11 at 11:43
  • @EightDaysofMalaise thanks, updated. Thought it was paid. – Sathyajith Bhat Jun 13 '11 at 11:46
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    Can confirm Blogger is free and allows (assuming you have access to your domain's DNS settings) allows anysubdomain.yourdomain.com, I currently have mine set up as blog.mydomain.com for free – GAThrawn Jun 13 '11 at 13:07
  • @GAThrawn Thanks, +1. Is there any way I can be with my domain like www.mydomain.com rather than blog.mydomain.com or blogger.mydomain.com ? – Chris Jun 14 '11 at 10:36
  • @Chris you can point blogger at any valid servername.yourdomain.com even www. (as long as you don't already have anything on www. that you want to keep), see google.com/support/blogger/bin/… – GAThrawn Jun 14 '11 at 10:41

You can also make use of whatever blog service as you wish and force the blog to run inside of a frame with the next code in an html file, this way you can use a folder in your main public_html site and make a kind of a redirection to the blogging service as you wish.

The code would look like:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> 
  <meta content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> 
  <title>Place here your site's name</title> 

<frameset title="Player" border="0" frameborder="no" rows="*" onload="doLoad()" onunload="doUnload()"> 
<frame title="Content" noresize="noresize" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://placeheretheblogname.blogspot.com" name="course_frame" scrolling="auto"> 


The previous code will work just if the blogging service that you are using allows you to run the blog inside of a frame. Of which I have noticed that Blogger (.blogspot.com) and Wordpress will allow you. This trick will work even for static or dynamic pages.

To see the code in action click the next link: http://geppettvs.servehttp.com/blog

When you see inside of the code (with development tools or extensions) you will see the code redirecting to my own hosting service in which I have placed the blog, which is -indeed- other than the link you have clicked.

Good luck!

P.S. This trick will allow you to drop a kind of link that looks like: http://www.yourdomain.com/blog <== change "blog" for whatever you name the blog's folder.


Blogger allows this. You will just need to redirect your domain DNS settings to point to Google servers.

For detailed instructions, check out http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1233381&page=ts.cs

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