So I want to move away from free WordPress to my own blog hosted at my domain. I don’t know what domain I would take. All the obvious ones are taken, which is alright I suppose, I’m not really disapointed to be honest, but fair is fair. The question here though is where and what do you recomend?
I was thinking I would go with Slicehost. They look nice. Sound nice. Hell, I don’t really have anything else to go on. I was also very curious about Merb. I’ve only recently discovered it as an alternitive to Ruby on Rails but I’m already curios as to how nice it is; comparitively speaking of course. I guess at this point, one thing is for certain. I would like to do the site in Ruby. I would also more than likely run CentOS, and use a MySQL database. No offence to Gentoo, but I’ve honestly never my kept my Gentoo box “stable” for more than about a month or two at a time. At that rate my website would go down every other month, I can’t have that.
A couple of other things I have seen around that sparked my interest are Thin and Nginx. I just discovered both of those today, but they look like promising paths to go down as well. I’d really rather not take the easy road. I mean what fun is that? Anyone can install WordPress. I like the idea of doing it from scratch. If worse comes to worse I own a static page. At best I fully functional blog.
Now, using a prebuilt system like WordPress does have its advantages. Outside of being pre-built, it comes with a wonderful administrative front end. Its well tested, stable, and popular. Its flexible and allows for themes and all kinds of other wonderful things. Things I’ll have to come up with on my own.
So I don’t know what to do at this point. Suggestions maybe?
Enjoy the Penguins!