Interest/Obsession from 06/23/2001
Finally got my own domain! Please bookmark this site, I
won't change the url anymore <g>.
Where do you go to get your own domain? Most inexpensive
place I know of to purchase just a domain name is: GoDaddy. It's $8.95/year or
$6.95/year if you register it for 10 years.
What about a web host to go with it. Where do you go then?
hosts by name, and you can read reviews.
can search for a specific host, and read reviews from current/former
a host by deciding what you need, and searching for hosts that have
the options you want.
several web hosts.
So, who did I choose? I chose
JaguarPC as they have
lots of options at a low price. I won't use all the available
options yet ('cause I don't know how), but I might want to use them
in the future. Their control panel is easy to use, and their
documentation is great. They had this site ready for me within
24 hours, including registering my domain name (They registered my
domain for free because I paid for a year of hosting. If you
want to pay for hosting monthly, the domain name is only $9.95).
There are tons of places to host your site, so how do you
choose? Here is what I was looking for:
||100 MB Web Space
||Money Back Guarantee
use FrontPage 2000 to create/update my site. I won't always,
but for now, I needed the extensions installed. When I learn
more, I can graduate to a higher end program.
I don't use Frontpage to build my site any longer, but I do use MS
Expression Web, the continuation of MS WYSIWYG Web site creation
programs. It was easy to go from one program to another, no
don't know if I will end up using all of this space (I got 200 MB),
but it's nice to know that I have the space if I need it. Who
knows, if I keep up with the weekly obsessions, I might use most of
are always good. I might not need to return anything, but it
tells me the company stands by their services, and believes that
they are good enough not to need the guarantee.
|Own Domain Name
||Web Control Panel
duh, I don't want to have one of those long addresses that no one
can remember. I had that with the free web pages. I
intend to keep this domain name for a long time, so didn't want
anything that was too long and confusing.
IP is good, especially if I want to use any of the advanced options
that I have available.
me, this is a necessity. I want a relatively easy way to look
at what I've got here. What jobs I have running, how much
space I am using, and a way to totally control how my site works.
knows, I might switch ISP's someday, and I want an email address
that will remain static. I don't want to have to mail out new
address e-mails to everyone in my address book, it would be a
PITA. This way, people would always have an address to fall
can always forward email from this domain to another email address
if I should so desire. Also, I can look at one email account,
instead of many.
want people to know that I've received their email, and will read it
as soon as I come back online.
I currently only have one responder ... the one for the webmaster
address. I want people to know that I received the email about
a problem with this site as soon as they send it.
||Data Reporting Tools
||Monthly Data Transfer
future times when I might want to add interactivity to this site.
I want to know how many people visit this site. I want to know
what browsers and resolution are most popular, etc. It helps
me figure out what pages are having problems.
want people to be able to view my site, and each time someone views
my site, they use up bandwidth. I don't want some small
bandwidth allowance, and then have to pay more if this site becomes
I got much more than that, probably more than I actually needed. But
the price was right, and I was tired of the free hosting problems. I
couldn't really complain, after all, it was free. Now that I have a paid
host, if something goes wrong, I can ask for help (haven't needed it though)
Created: 23 Jun 2001 | Edited: