[lug] speaking of wordpress : hosting recs

Robert Racansky robert.racansky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 16:00:22 MDT 2013

On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM, karl horlen <horlenkarl at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 4) i believe wordpress org or com itself might handle hosting of the type
> i'm talking about and it might even be free  which might just simply nip
> this thing in the bud.  but if i go that route (or something like
> blogger.com.. which i'm not sure is wordpress but some google cms platform),
> can i seamlessly point my domain via dns to my site on these services so
> that it looks like a stand alone domain / webiste and not like a jackass
> child of the service with the parent domain name embedded in the url?
> thanks in advance

I'm looking into that now, but I think the answer is "yes".

I just got my first bill from Amazon for AWS, and it's $50 for August.
 I set up my Red Hat servers ( 1 prod and 1 dev ) on August 18, and
all it's doing is displaying a static page with a picture and some
text that says "Coming Soon - September 2013".

And so far I've run up $10 in charges for September, and it's only the 3rd.

At this rate, it will be costing me $100 a month, or $1,200 per year.
  I could buy a used PC, get "business class" internet service, and
host it at home for less than that.

So the idea of just letting Word Press host my site -- at least for
now -- is starting to look good, simply because I want to focus on
getting my book published and promoted, and not on learning how to run
a Linux server ( which _is_ something I want to do, but I have other
things to focus on right now ).

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