Help me start a family webpage
September 26, 2007 10:06 AM Subscribe
Help me figure out the best way to start a family web-page/blog.
posted by bove to Computers & Internet (22 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to start a blog. This is obviously the easy part. I know that I can just use Blogger and create a blog. What I would like the ability to do is a little more complicated, and I know absolutely nothing about web pages or web design.
Ideally, what I would like to do is purchase the domain name of "lastname.com" that I would use for my family blog. However, doesn't that mean that I would then have to use HTML to set it up? Or could I purchase the domain, but just have it point to a blog hosted somewhere else? How do I do this?
I would also like to be able to give my family members the ability to do the same thing. So for instance, I would be able to give them the webpage for firstname.lastname.com and then they could run their blog/website. Is this possible? If so, how do I do it?
I also have no idea how much any of this would cost, or how to go about it. Could I also set it up so that I could give myself and my family email addresses based on lastname.com, with a minimum of effort?
I have wanted to do this for awhile, but I haven't done it because a) I didn't know how; b) I have worried that it would be expensive to maintain a domain; and c) I am worried that even if I figure out how to set something up, I wouldn't be able to maintain it if there were problems.
I have tried to put in as much info as possible, but I will also try and monitor this thread to answer questions if they are needed to help you give me the best possible advice. Also, please be really specific, b/c I really do not know much about setting up a web page.