Pondering Options--Seeking Council


#1

I don’t understand where I should host? I started at WordPress, who sent me to DreamHouse to register names. After registering about 7 names at full price each, It was time to host. I wasn’t sure if I was to go back to WordPress to host or just stay at DreamHouse? What is the difference? I also wanted to start one on my iWeb. But Mobile Me told me I need to go to the Registrar and change the CNAME (ALIAS) “WWW” TO web.me.com. I couldn’t figure out where to do this?


#2

To host here, you need to pay the monthly hosting fee, which is about $10/mo. Your seven domains are $9.95 per year each, and that lets you point your domains at the WordPress.com hosting site. I like hosting here because it gives me full access (shell, files, etc) to my account.

Since you mention iWeb, that’d require the above mentioned Full Hosting package with the monthly fee.
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/MobileMe

If you’re going the Full Hosting route, I’d suggest that you host your WordPress blogs over here as well. I have a handful of them here and they’re quite easy to manage, thanks to WordPress’ built-in update mechanism. I started mine here with the One-Click Advanced installs, then used the WordPress admin interface to keep everything up to date.