My Progress on Hosting Own Blog

October 13, 2006 at 11:14 am | Posted in Blogging, Tech | 7 Comments

As I promised before, I’ll keep you update on what’s happening for my progress on hosting my own blog.  So here are the updates.

I’ve done many research on different companies that provide web hosting solutions.  After few times of Q&A with Jeff as well as the web hosting companies’ technical supports, I would like to start with something affordable.  That’s why I chose Giz Technology.

What interest me is their Giz Mini package.  They’re offering 500MB of space, 2.5 GB of bandwidth, Fantastico scripts, cPanel, unlimited POP3 accounts and lots more.  The best offer is they’re offering life time free domain for this package and I’ll just have to pay RM 60 (approximately USD15.79) flat per year.

This package really sounds fascinating to me since I only have to pay a small fees to have a personal space and identity on the Internet.  Anyway, this is my first time.  So, I’ll start to learn how to manage a web hosting account as well as managing my own blog and website.

For my blog, I’ll continue to use WordPress as my blogging platform.  I’ll announce here once the new blog is on.

Apart from that, I’m learning to use a CMS (Content Management Systems)  – Joomla! to build a website.  Joomla! is an open source CMS.  It allows users to build personal as well as commercial website with it’s quite friendly user interface. Various kinds of extensions are available to be installed to add extra features to your website.

I plan to have news feeds, interesting links (education, technology, downloads etc), and might as well provide downloads for applications and games.  Of course, all downloads are legal which would be freeware, shareware or open source.  More contents will be added after proper planning.

So now, I plan to get my blog up first.  In the mean time, I’ll start designing the website using Joomla! and sharpen my skills on CSS and PHP.  To tell you honestly, I’m extremely bad on designing.  Maybe I should find some website templates on the Internet and study from them.

Do you have anything to tell me?  Regarding the web hosting package, my blog, or the CMS?  Thanks for commenting!

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  1. phew! 60 bucks is dirt cheap! i paid 200 + for mine!

  2. Hm..I wonder what does the package that you signed up offers.

  3. yup..it is very cheap…..it is fun having your own hosting…enjoy

  4. Wah.. so cheap.. better beware! never heard of Giz though..

  5. Aiks….too late, you already moved. I was about to recommend my webhosting plan at http://blogasian.com. We also have a mini-package, called BlogAsian Basic, which is only US$15/year (around RM54/year?)…with 400mb space and 8GB bandwidth + cPanel, fantastico..all the things you mentioned above. We are already more than a year old and currently hosting a few quite femes Malaysian bloggers. =)

    But nevermind la, enjoy your new blog!

  6. Dave

    Interesting topic… I’m working in this industry myself and I don’t agree about this in 100%, but I added your page to my bookmarks and hope to see more interesting articles in the future


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