Hosting alternatives to WordPress.com

The question:

I’ve been hosting my blog on WordPress.com for a few years now, but am starting to feel a bit constrained by some of the limitations. The most troublesome in priority order are inability to include JavaScript in my posts, the requirement to pay an ongoing fee for customized CSS, and inability to install my own WP plugins.

I’ve thought about self-hosting, but the last thing I need is another side project of managing the blogging software. It’s tough enough finding time to keep posting new content on the blog. I’m not interested in installing upgrades, doing backups, etc.

Long story short, I am wondering if there is another WordPress hosting provider out there that offers the benefits of the virtually maintenance free hosting of WordPress.com, but without the restriction on CSS and Javasscript.

Any suggestions?

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

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I’m sure there are plenty of others.

I’m specifically discounting hosts that provide 1-click installs because even they require some administration.


All methods was sourced from stackoverflow.com or stackexchange.com, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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