Blogger.com and Wordpress.com provides great free services for those bloggers who uses these blogging platforms for their blogs and are satisfied with what they can offer especially seeing that they are free. However, there will be bloggers who may want to do certain things that these hosted platforms cannot offer and have to resort to blogging software like Wordpress.org, Joomla or Drupal which requires you to host your own blog
And that is when they have to look into paid web hosting of which there are a multitudes of them. How do you choose with so varied a choice. The answer is to read web hosting reviews before you make your decision.
Now if you use the free web hosting of www.blogger.com or www.wordpress.com, the burden of security is lifted from your shoulder. But once you elect to host your own blog, you will need to also familiarize yourself with security so as to immunize yourself with hacking.
Another aspect is cPanel or control panels. What is a cPanel you may ask. cPanel is a Linux based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.