The Biz

I work at a web hosting company. As such, certain benefits are allowed, such as having my own virtual private server, which can serve quite a few websites. It looks like more and more crafty people out there are becoming interested in leaving the hum-drumness of Blogspot and are looking to have more freedom in their web design and features.

If you are such a person, please feel free to ask me about possibly hosting your website. Chances are, I can do it for free (unless you receive just thousands upon thousands of hits per day.) I can probably even help you with administrative tasks (it is, after all, what I do for a living.)

A few caveats:

  • I am lousy at graphic design, so I can’t help you actually design the website, but I can help make sure the underlying mechanics work
  • Servers occasionally go down for short periods of time when there’s a problem – please agree you’re not going to sue me if your website is unavailable for 5 minutes
  • Please agree not to host any information that is copyrighted to someone else without their permission, or that is otherwise illegal
  • If it turns out your site generates massive volume that is causing problems for other users on the server, I can probably work out a pretty good deal with our sales team for you to have your own server, or your own virtual server.

The most commonly-used content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, et cetera) are already installed and ready to go. For those of you who have used non-Blogspot hosting before, this is a cPanel server.

If you’re interested, please just let me know and we can see if this is right for you., Inc

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4 responses to The Biz

  1. I’m curious about this. What are the reasons I might want to switch? I’ve been happy with a generic blog at WordPress so far.

  2. Erin

    If you’re happy at WP, there may be no reason to switch at all. 🙂 I’m not certain what kind of flexibility you have, in terms of adding widgets, themes, plugins and whatnot, and if they let you do all that, it may be all you need.

    With the cPanel account on my server, you could have basically unlimited email accounts, other software besides WP, local or Google Analytics statistics, and SSH access (which most people don’t really need.)

    It would mostly benefit people who want a greater level of flexibility or access, who want to fiddle with things outside of WP or Blogspot.

    If you’d like to tinker around with an account, let me know and I can set you up.

  3. what a great offer! what about templates? would that mean we could use anything in the world?? I’m curious though I’m not quite ready to make the jump..took me long enough to figure out blogspot with the html..and then they had to switch! 😛

  4. Erin

    Hi Rhoda – I’m not sure about Blogspot’s lingo, but it sounds like a template might be the same thing as a WordPress theme – basically, the overall appearance of the site.

    WP offers a huge variety of them, with a bunch of different appearances. Happy to help if you’re interested!

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