[lug] speaking of wordpress : hosting recs

karl horlen horlenkarl at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 3 16:29:51 MDT 2013

cool.  post back when you get some more info please.

robert, my guess is you're looking for something  more like i describe.  you can run your own server if you want but you probably don't need to at this stage.   i do know this though, you probably can do a LOT cheaper with a colo of your own server versus the rates you just quoted for AWS (if they are accurate)

> From: Robert Racansky <robert.racansky at gmail.com>
>To: Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List <lug at lug.boulder.co.us> 
>Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:00 PM
>Subject: Re: [lug] speaking of wordpress : hosting recs
>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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