Many a time people get confused and often find it difficult to understand Difference between Blogger and Blogspot? We have crafted this article to clearly articulate and help you spot the Difference between Blogger and Blogspot.
Have you tried to create a free blog using Blogger.com? and have you noticed the URL of your blog, if yes then it is really worth to understand the difference between both of them.
So lets get to the point now.
It is a free blog publishing service from Google.Means if you ever think of opening a free blog site then blogger.com facilitates you to provide a publishing platform having all tools to publish articles and web-pages in a domain / website.
This is similar to WordPress.org which provides its Free blog publishing platform.
This means that you do not have to worry about storing your content on a remote host using FTP, creating website layout, a theme or any technical stuff. So you can use this platform to design your web pages which can be used by any other domain name as well.
So you can even plan to purchase your domain from outside , like from Bluehost.com & then plan to host your website on blogger.com instead of WordPress.com.
But I am sure you would like to a FREE service for domain and don’t want to purchase one at this stage. So here’s the Google answer to your FREE domain problem & that is none other than blogspot.
This is a free domain service provider owned by the Google. A web address which will open your web pages hosted on any server . In this case, you can say that your web pages are created by blogger publication service and hosted on blogger.com and the address which let you open those pages are provided by blogspot.com.
The free domain provided is really a sub-domain (gadgetsbyblogduster.blogspot.in).
This service is to support Blogger publication service. So if will try to open www.blogspot.com you will be redirected to blogger.com because Google understands that you want to create a blog so you should use its publication service (www.blogger.com). but if you use the subdomain.blogspot.com then it will show you your hosted site content.
So basically its a marketing tactic from Google so that people can use the domain service of blogspot and hosting service of blogger.com.
Hence if you have chosen blogspot as your domain provider then the site must be hosted on blogger.com only and can’t be hosted anywhere else.
So Just to Summarise.
- Blogger is a FREE publishing platform from Google, similar to WordPress.org
- Blogspot is a FREE domain service provider from Google, similar to WordPress.com.
- Blogspot can only be used with Blogger.
- Blogger is not dependent on Blogspot.
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