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Choosing the Best Blogging Platform

What to look for in a Self Hosted Blog Software

Updated: January 28, 2022
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
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What is the Best Blogging Programs

Deciding which blogging software you choose should suit your needs and goals. You will need to think about what kind of blog you want to create, now and in the future. As your blog grows, you may want to change the look and feel of your site. Maybe add more features or add users.

Starting off with the wrong platform can make it very difficult to switch later on. Especially if you want to expand your site, introduce online shopping, or other growth minded efforts. If you do not have plans to make money with your blog, it might be wise to have the option to do so in the future.


While WordPress may be the most popular and well suited for entry level Bloggers. There are many others that are just as easy or easier to use, each having its own set of unique tools, features, and interfaces. Choosing the right website builder involves considering the type of blog and content you want to produce.

Are you planning to create a Blog Website? Using Softaculous will make things easier for you. With a few clicks you can install, try out, uninstall it, try a different one. As many times as you like. It is just that simple.
We have listed 13 of the most popular blogging scripts below
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Over 80 million people have chosen WordPress to create their Website. It is one of the most popular programs you can use. Most of the people using WordPress are neither web designers nor programmers, without any prior knowledge of web designing. With thousands of templates or themes to select from. WordPress can be used for just about every kind of site whether it is a blog, personal, business, online store or any type of website. Documentation
» WordPress Hosting


Being a PHP driven blog program which gives anyone an easy way to maintain their online website. While the default install is designed for the average blogger, Serendipity offers a flexible expandable and easy to use script, with the power for professional applications. Documentation
» Serendipity Hosting.


Dotclear was designed to provide an easy to use, user-friendly app, allowing anyone to publish a blog on the web, regardless of their technical skills. An open source web publishing software created in 2002 as a one man’s project. Since then, the project grew to provide a user-friendly app, allowing anyone to publish on the web regardless of their technical skills. Documentation
» Dotclear Hosting.


b2evolution was created as an advanced Web Blog app that allows you to run your own blogs, news feeds, photo stream or website with features normally provided by Wikis. Being a medium scale CMS centered around the Blog concept, fully featured with multiple blogs capabilities, content presentation separation, full user management, with full internationalization work flow management. Documentation
» b2evolution Hosting.

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Another program created to help make publishing online easy, and to simplify the production of a well-structured, standard compliant website. Textpattern is a flexible, elegant and easy to use "Content Management System". Documentation
» Textpattern Hosting.


An easy, fast and of course free Blog CMS. The database is based on XML files and do not need MySQL or similar DBMS
» Nibbleblog Hosting.


A DatabaseLess Blogging Platform or Flat-File Blog designed for simplicity and speed, written in PHP. Using a unique algorithm to search for or list any content based on date, category, tag, or author, and performance remains fast even with thousands of posts and hundreds of tags. Documentation
» HTMLy Hosting.


PivotX will help you to maintain dynamic websites, web blogs, online journals and other frequently updated websites. Written in PHP and uses MySQL or flat files as a database. PivotX is also good for more complex websites as well. With its powerful core and flexible template system make it easy for developers to adjust and extend. Documentation
» PivotX Hosting.

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Leafpub is a web blogging script with inline editing, handlebar templates with a beautiful user interface. The first open source publishing platform to feature a true WYSIWYG editor. No more boring forms and rich text controls. Just great inline editing
» Leafpub Hosting.

Movable Type

Movable Type is a great tool to build websites, blogs, and communities on a single platform. It is easier than ever to publish and share information with this Blogging Program. Movable Type makes it easy to manage your entire website, start a new blog, and or build an entire community of followers. Documentation
» Movable Type Hosting.


Nucleus lets writers do what they are best at: Writing, without having to worry about formatting and markup. Nucleus CMS is a flexible and easy to install blog software. Documentation
» Nucleus Hosting.


A blogging engine designed to be lightweight while retaining functionality. Powered by PHP with theme and extension engines, personalizing it to your liking. The code is well documented, and it has a strong structure that is somewhat based on the MVC design pattern. Documentation
» Chyrp Hosting.


A re-branding of the Open Blog v3 with many major improvements and new features. Utilizing the fun to use and powerful Bootstrap front end framework. Designed to be the easiest, most intuitive blog app to use for every type of websites
» Pubvana Hosting.

If you would like to get started with a self-hosted blog that you own, that you can do with it what you like, even make a copy and take with you if you leave.
Consider using RSH Web Services Blogs Hosting. You will have 100% ownership and control over your domain name and website. (Something many of the big named hosting sites will not let you do). And we will even throw in a free domain name in the process.

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Kelly Montilla
Thanks for sharing this information. Keep up the good work.

Hernando Rose
Very helpful and good information, we appreciate advise especially coming from professionals.

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