Every morning when I arrive to the office I have a ritual; check all my email accounts, then check LifeHacker for any new info.
This LifeHacker post caught my eye - DreamHost offering 2 year domain hosting for $11.00.
I was late by one day, so the promo code only granted me the 2 year deal for $42.00. What the heck. I signed up.
I already have 2 Google Domains. One for work, and one for the family.
They suit what I need very well. Actually, they more than fulfill all my requirements; except the need to GEEK.
I have enough equipment and internet accounts that I could have set up my own server and done it all myself, but that takes time. This was easy - sign up - set up ssh access - good to go.
Now what to do with my DreamHost account. Don't really want to set up a web page. Ok, maybe this was a bad impulse buy. But, I do have unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth to NOT use.
DreamHost bosts 'Single Click' installations for a variety of web applications. I had some time Saturday night, and Sunday during the football games to give it a whirl.
First install: Wordpress - Easy - Just as advertised. See it here.
Next install: Gallery - Easy - Just as advertised. See it here.
Final Install: MediaWiki - Easy - Just as advertised. See it here.
My domain is jedijf.com, and the hardest, and still ongoing process so far, has been trying to get a favicon that I like. It is still a works in progress.
DreamHost ++ So far, so good.
Also, I would like to let you know about Dropbox. Another LifeHacker find; before the DreamHost find. Finally started using this as well this weekend. I like having things 'in the cloud' as I use computers at home, in the office, and on the road (literally). Using Dropbox for some photos for now.