domain name – hosting – a first milestone?

What domain name ? Which hosting company? The choice is endless and the list of features to compare very long…. I settled on doemee.be for hosting this blog, lets hope for the best. I found their web site clear and the price rather good. Spending the money on a domain name “hansdeloof.be” and on hosting the blog is a first milestone: it is a bit more than playing around with apache and php and wordpress on my more than 5 year old compaq deskpro running fedora linux core 2 ….. It is the ultimate proof of vanity, disguised as an experiment about what blogging is all about.
Doemee.be allowed me to pay by ordinary money transfer (“overschrijving” in dutch). I like this feature, maybe not as fast as a credit card transaction, but certainly safer. So my site should go life in a couple of days now. There is only one small thing that annoyed me during setup: firefox, my standard browser, was blocking pop-ups and that made som features of the control panel look non-functional.