Apr 27 2009
If you haven’t established your personal homestead on the Internet, it’s time. This week we’ll look at a free offer and some free server software that will furnish you with a first class home on the web.
One of the best real estate deals you’ll ever see on the Internet. 1&1 is offering a 500 MB site with support for CGI, PHP, MySQL and more. Not only is this 3 year deal real, it’s also coming to a close on January 21 so don’t think about it too long.
This part isn’t free, but you’ll find GoDaddy as good as it gets for buying a domain. .com and .org domains start at with free forwarding, masking and email forwarding.
This blog solution is Ben and Mena’s gem, and one of the best site management systems you can find. And, if you can install it yourself, it’s free. Manage your own blog, or tweak the system to fit your custom needs.
If you score a site on 1&1 you’ll get a MySQL database. phpMyAdmin lets you peer into the inner-workings of you database to run queries or troubleshoot data. It’s easy enough to install and free.
We’ve only looked at a few of many great free server applications, but this ought to be enough to get you going. Have fun!