I have a hosted free wordpress blog. Now I am thinking to move that blog to self-hosting.
What I already have /know/tried:
1: I have a domain name purchased from a companyA.
2: I have hosting accounts Linux as well as ASP.NET with the same companyA.
3: From the cPanel of companyA I can go and install wordpress. I tried that for test and it was pretty fast process.
4: I read that I can simply go to my current blog and Export everything and Import it to my self-hosted website.
I have currently 30 posts. The Wordpress Stats shows from 200 to 500 views/day. I don't even know if that's a bad or good number.
1: Should I host on my Linux hosting account or Windows Hosting Account? Is there any pro/cons one over other?
2: Should I be concerned about page rankings /SE etc. when transferring the blog. (newbie to this and I want to learn that, one of the reason I am moving to self-hosting...learn)
3: I read this article and so I understand step 1-2. What I don't understand is, with Domain Mapping service, how long do I need to pay for it? Like a year or foreever? EDIT: I think now they have a Site Redirect upgrad option. So is that what I should be doing now?
Any other suggestions welcome.