Finally blogging again after my migration to WordPress, hosted by BlueHost for $6.95 per month. I made these two key choices for two reasons. The first was I wanted to use Open Source Software with a vibrant community OSS community, hopefully giving me a reliable, long lived, and developing software.
Secondly I wanted a high degree of control over my blog so that I could install plugins, hack the code from time to time, and not be dependent upon someone else for my blog. However, I certainly didn’t want to run my own server and be responsible for its hardware and configuration.
In addition, BlueHost is “Fantastico Enabled“, which means that there are scripts to auto-install a range of software – Drupal, PhpBB2, phpWiki, etc. This worked first time with only a little knowledge and problem solving on my part, and it was only my subsequent hacking and installing of plugins that caused any real issues. However, a couple of days on and making extensive use of the very good WordPress and BlueHost help FAQ and forums I think I have got over most of the issues I encountered.
Now I juts need to get blogging again!