I know some of you use, or are interested in using WordPress for your website/blog. WordPress is a great platform, but it can be technically challenging to setup and maintain. Since not all of you have been programming from the age of 9, I thought I could help some of you out.
For the past 7 years I have been running my own web server with WordPress. It is super fast, very reliable, and backed up daily. Besides being a kick ass setup, it has more capacity then I could possibly use. So I decided to open up my little corner of the Internet to help out some misfits.
If you want to setup a WordPress blog but don’t want to mess with databases, the command line, or crappy hosting companies then here is what I can do for you:
First of all I want to help out my fellow misfits! Changing the world is hard enough, and you shouldn’t have to go at it alone. Besides I’ve got this server, which I’m not using to its full capacity, and it seems like a waste to just use it all for myself.
Second, I fundamentally believe that technical chops shouldn’t be an obstacle to getting your message out there. Writing, publishing, and creating a website are hard enough as it is, you shouldn’t have to worry about that programing stuff as well.
Since everyone’s situation is different, here is what I propose:
If you want to do anything more complex (like podcasting), and would like to help me with my server fees, you can name your price. I’m suggesting $5/month, but it’s totally up to you.
If you would like a matching email address for your website (example: firstname.lastname@example.org) it will be an additional $4/month, because that is what Google charges me.
Finally, this offer is just for the Misfits. I may open it up to other people but I want to see how this goes first.
What websites are you currently hosting?
Here are a few examples of sites that run on my server.
Can you purchase my domain?
Sure, I can do that. But keep in mind that domains are like real estate, you probably want to be in control of your own property.
Can you design a custom theme for me?
Honestly I’m not really a designer, I’m a techie. I can trouble shoot and help you install a custom theme but when it comes to choosing color pallets I’m lost.
Can you teach me how to use WordPress?
If you have specific questions I could help you with that but unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to teaching people. However there are plenty of online courses or YouTube videos that can help you out.
If my site get bigger will you change more?
The short answer is no. If it really becomes a problem (like your sites gets so much traffic that I need to upgrade my server) we can talk about it, but other than that no.
Can you host a non-Wordpress based site?
Probably, but let’s talk about it first. I don’t want to promise anything I can’t deliver.
Can I host a business site or just a personal site?
Either one or both. Again, lets talk about it first.
Why are you so awesome?
I have no idea, you tell me…
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I’m a jack of all trades that has done everything from business process design to video production to server administration to film photography. I’ve run, consulted on, and wrote a book about Crowdfunding campaigns. I’ve taught myself everything from Ruby on Rails to narrative story structure.
What do all these things have in common?