Friday, August 29, 2008

Google to the rescue

For the past 2 days I have been trying to set up a blog but was unable to do so. Not that I can't set one up but I was trying to set it up in a particular way. I had a domain abhinavjain.net and wanted the blog to be hosted at blog.abhinavjain.net but did not want to buy hosting space. I tried setting up the blog in the web space provided by my college and was successful in redirecting the domain to the required place but the permalinks showed the college URL only. Hence I had to abandon that idea.

And I here I am at Blogger.com, thanks to their customize URL option. In fact, Google has come to my rescue at every stage of this buying and setting up my domain business. First of all, it helped my buy the domain at the cheapest possible price along with security feature of not displaying my whois info. Then it setup Google Apps on my domain which means that I have a @abhinavjain.net mail-id. Google really makes it a breeze for a person to buy a domain and set up services on them without paying anything.

4 comments:

chachi said...

abe jyada google google na kar, rohitj kaat lega :P

rohitj said...

hmm

abhinav said...

@chachi
lo bhai rohitj aa gaya.. par yeh toh keval hmm karke chala gaya..

rohitj said...

I do not like blogger for a couple of reasons, but since they are well known, I wouldn't mention them.

Here is what you should try : Make a wordpress blog xyz.wordpress.com . And make a CNAME entry in your DNS for blog.abhinavjain.net. And make it point to xyz.wordpress.com. That should work. Its easy stuff in general. I also (unfortunately) use google email for my domain email accounts.