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Challenge 5.5 & 6: My (Sub)Domain and Hosting

13 Sep

I’ve been stymied in my webcrafting lately. As I discussed in my last post, I registered my domain by upgrading a WordPress.com blog, which I found out means I don’t have FTP access to my domain. That meant I couldn’t in good faith, say I’d completed Challenge 6, since I WordPress had taken care of all that for me. After completing a challenge a day for almost a week, being stuck was frustrating. Learning about web publishing and HTML had been exciting, but I didn’t want to gamble this tidy and understandable blog on my sustained interest in building and maintaining my own website. I talked about this problem with my web-savvy friends, my disinterested friends and various houseplants, and eventually came up with this list of demands:

  • I wanted to keep veronicabeaty.com as a blog, looking and acting as it always has
  • I wanted hosting I have FTP access to, so that there’s a piece of the web I where I can publish html and css files and whatnot
  • I wanted that sandbox of my very own webpage to connect to veronicabeaty.com
  • I wanted to keep paying what I’m already paying and no more, i.e. not pay for hosting

At first these seemed like an irreconcilable collections of desires, but after many sleepless nights and fruitless Google searches, I came up with a solution.

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