Over the last year or so I’ve been getting more into web hosting for myself and friends. Below are the solutions I’ve chosen to use and I would recommend them to anyone.
- Name.com: This is the site I’m using both to register my domain and to host the site. They are easy to use, affordable, and have great tools along with instruction on how to use them.
- WordPress: If you’re like me, you enjoy using the web and would like to harness the power of today’s innovations but don’t have the programming skills (or time) to write it from scratch. Enter WordPress. Sign up for a hosting solution (such as Name.com mentioned above), install WordPress, and your site is ready to go. From there it only requires simple gui-based configuration to customize your site and start taking advantage of the online world. Plus, there are tons of free WordPress plugins that will enhance the capabilities of your site for free.
- MailChimp: If you’re in need of a newsletter signup utility look no further. MailChimp will easily integrate with WordPress to have you signing up subscribers in no time.