The most reliable (and unreliable) blogging services of 2011 | Royal Pingdom

There are millions upon millions of blogs available today, and many of them are hosted on dedicated blogging services. These kinds of services have been around for a long time, with pioneers like Blogger paving the way for WordPress.com and more recent arrivals like Tumblr.

One of the main benefits of using a blogging service is that they make blogging easy. There’s no need to deal with traditional hosting. You blog, the blogging service keeps your content available online.

In theory, blogging services should also be able to make your blog more reliable since they have a lot of servers at their disposal, often spread across multiple data centers. If your blog gets flooded by traffic (usually a good thing), a blogging service has a much better chance handling it since your traffic is just a drop in the ocean for them. Had you been on a single server (or even a shared one), your site might not have coped.

With that in mind, we decided to test five of today’s most popular blogging services to see how reliable they actually are. You may remember that we did this last year as well, so we’ll be able to see how and if anything has changed since then.


The most reliable (and unreliable) blogging services of 2011 | Royal Pingdom