Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
I've never set up my own website! I've toyed with angelfire, Google Sites and others over the years, but I've never opened one with my own domain name and AdSense and all the accoutrements of a professional site.
So, what can you suggest for me, PA? Here are my major questions / requests:
Where should I register a domain name?
Where should I buy web space? Is there a free web space server that allows AdSense / other advertisements?
What kinds of features should I look for? Ideally, I'd like PHP, but I need at least CSS and SSI.
Do some providers have better reputations for security and robustness? Who should I avoid?
I use notepad & CSS for designing my sites. What do professionals use? What features differentiate that from my DIY approach?
If you can amend my list to include any prepations I've forgotten, or if you care to share your experience in setting up your own site, please discuss!