As part of the first week’s assignment we’ve been asked to set up our own webhost and domain. I’ve registered a new domain cpjobling.me with Godaddy.com and a signed up for the minimum hosting package from cast iron coding (CIC). I’m waiting for my confirmations to come through, then I’ll be setting up my name servers using the instructions provided here and WordPress blog using the instructions given here. Everything went fine and now I have a new Word Press blog which may one-day replace this one: blog.cpjobling.me.
I could (and have) done this manually on my own server, but the experience of using a hosting service and domain registration provides some good experience.