Blogger (service)

Blogger logo
Type of site
Blog host
Available in See below
Owner Google
Website www.blogger.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 141 (January 2018)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional, Free
Launched August 23, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-08-23)[2]
Current status Active
Written in Python[3]

Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Blogs can also be hosted in the registered custom domain of the blogger (like www.example.com).[4] A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.[5]

Up until May 1, 2010, Blogger allowed users to publish blogs on other hosts, via FTP. All such blogs had (or still have) to be moved to Google's own servers, with domains other than blogspot.com allowed via custom URLs.[6] Unlike WordPress.com, Blogger allows its users to use their own domain free of charge, while WordPress.com charges around $13 to use a custom domain.[7] Blogger cannot be installed on a web server. One has to use DNS facilities to redirect a custom URL to a blogspot domain.[8]

  1. ^ "Blogger.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Story of Blogger". Blogger.com. October 8, 2003. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ Roger Chapman. "Top 40 Website Programming Languages". roadchap.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Custom domains for your blog made easy". buzz.blogger.com. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "the limits on my Blogger account". Google. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Buzz.blogger.com". Buzz.blogger.com. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "WordPress". WordPress.com. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "How to Move a Blogger Blog to Your Own Domain: Tips and Tricks". Tweak And Trick. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 

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