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.