When comparing Wordpress.com vs RamNode, the Slant community recommends Wordpress.com for most people. In the question“What are the best sites to host a WordPress blog?” Wordpress.com is ranked 1st while RamNode is ranked 4th.
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Pro Huge collection of free and paid themes out of the box
Pro Pretty easy to create and maintain a blog
Pro Import from other blogging platforms
Such as blogger.
Pro Bulk media options
Pro Widget management
Pro Support sort post by name
Pro Powerful analytics out of the box
Pro Plugins for every occassion
There are a wealth of plugins that can cater for just about every requirement you may have, and many of these plugins are free.
Ramnode is a very cheap VPS provider. With its cheapest plan being only $15/yr for 128MB of RAM. Which is not much but for a small website not expecting a lot of traffic is pretty good. Plus, not many other VPS providers offer this kind of option. There is CPanel shared hosting for $4/mo and a $10 VPS will get you twice the resources as most competitors.
Pro Good performance
RamNode usually has some pretty good performance according to benchmarks. Of course, VPS benchmarks are not very reliable but RamNode consistently ranks pretty high in them.
Pro Support is responsive
Even on a Saturday night RamNode support responds to a ticket in less than 15 minutes.
Con Post must has category else it will be labeled as uncategorized
Plugin cannot be used, custom html/css, Date Permalink cannot changed on free wordpress
Con Slow Speed
Navigating between action took around 3-5 seconds and longer for bulk action.
Con You have to pay even for custom css
Con Doesn't give you many advanced functionalities
Compared to other VPS providers, the Admin interface for RamNode is rather limited. For example, scaling your instances up and down is not as advanced.