Moved Pud.com To Hosted WordPress

There are two ways you can run a blog on WordPress:

  1. Install the WordPress software on your own server (WordPress.ORG).  Tons of flexibility here because it’s just a PHP program that you can modify to your heart’s delight.
  2. Use a hosted version on WordPress.COM.  Less complicated because you don’t have to host anything, but much less flexibility.  Just a few design templates to choose from and some other basic customizations.

But I’m trying to scale down the number of servers I maintain (and pay for).  So the hosted version makes more sense.

If you notice, I’m bouncing WWW.pud.com to ASK.pud.com.  This is because if I want to use hosted WordPress on “www”, I have to point the pud.com domain to WordPress’ DNS servers.  And they don’t let you make any edits or even modify MX (mail exchange) records, which means I wouldn’t be able to receive email to pud.com.

So I think I’ve figured out the solution… by keeping www and hosting the blog on a different subdomain.

Of course this means all my search engine links will be broken (and any inbound links to pud.com) but this should correct itself over time as search engines update themselves.

Rock on!

5 Responses to “Moved Pud.com To Hosted WordPress”


  1. 1 Anon September 1, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Great! We can continue to read your pretty much dead blog over there as well! Had you considered registering fuckedblogs.com?? 🙂

    Dunc.

  2. 2 Fernando September 2, 2008 at 12:59 am

    As long as the blog is back…
    Rock on Pud!

  3. 3 Adrian Bye September 6, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    You can set your DNS records so the web and the email point to different places. I’ve not done this in a while but I think the MX record can define the email server and the A record can define the webserver. And they can be pointing to different servers for the same domain.

    http://www.petri.co.il/configure_mx_records_for_incoming_smtp_email_traffic.htm

  4. 5 BestHosting November 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Web hosting is the method of putting a website on the Internet with the use of a server. Once a website has been placed on a server, people from all over the world who have access in the Internet will be able to view and visit the website anytime they want


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