In FTP features, images and file which you upload will be uploaded to your own web server instead of Google server. For people who are not using Blogspot FTP publishing their images are hosted at Picasa.
From March 26th Blogspot will stop FTP publishing feature and you will left with only two option either switch to blogspot server for file hosting or migrate your blogspot blog to WordPress.
According to official Blogspot announcement :
FTP remains a significant drain on our ability to improve Blogger: only .5% of active blogs are published via FTP — yet the percentage of our engineering resources devoted to supporting FTP vastly exceeds that. On top of this, critical infrastructure that our FTP support relies on at Google will soon become unavailable, which would require that we completely rewrite the code that handles our FTP processing.
For that reason, we are announcing today that we will no longer support FTP publishing in Blogger after March 26, 2010.
Though Blogspot guys also promised that they will launch a ftp migration tool, which will help you to put everything back to Blogger server.
What do you think is the best for FTP publishing blogger? Should they use shift back to blogspot server or this is the time for them to migrate to WordPress?
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