Will I move to WordPress?

Had a little chit chat with Malique just now, and he is busy with his new FonNovela project (stay tuned OK to receive an announcement from him once everything is ready).

Talking to him give me an idea of hosting my blog on my own web hosting using WordPress. Setting up WordPress is very simple, and I got my WordPress blog set up on my web hosting in just 20 mins. Here’s the address:

http://www.mohdimran.com/wordpress/

But I have to beware, hosting the blog on my own, I’m bound to the space limits that I have on my hosting, and also the bandwidth that I get with my hosting is just 10GB a month. For my pictures-rich blog entries posting, that shouldn’t be a problem as I can host the images on my Flickr account.

But will I move there? I have to say that I’m very comfortable with the way Blogger works. After my little investigation, found out that WordPress didn’t work the same way as Blogger.

WordPress renders its blog entry page directly by reading the information from the database, and write to the page dynamically. The address to the entry will look something like

http://www.mohdimran.com/wordpress/?p=4

where 4 will be the entry ID, and this is used in the query to get the content of the page.

Whereas, Blogger creates individual pages for its entries. Meaning each entry will have 1 file for it. That explains why we need to republish everytime we made changes to the template. Example of Blogger’s link

http://blog.mohdimran.com/2006/01/gift-from-los-angeles_16.html

Why I like Blogger way? It’s for search engine of course. Sometimes, the text in the link plays quite a vital role in getting our page seachable in search engine. And the link to the entry looks rather descriptive then just having an article entry as the query string in the URL to the entry page.

Anyway, I found out that Movable Type works almost the same way as Blogger works. But the bad thing is, Movable Type uses Perl, and it requires so many Perl’s CPAN Modules that can’t be easily installed on my hosting.

Guess I stick with Blogger for the time being, and again, as a matter of fact, I love Blogger very much.

Imran

Technical Manager at one of the market researcher company in KL who does blogging on his free time. Love cats very much. Always fascinated with new technology (as well as spending money on it)

6 Responses

  1. eisz says:

    install the Blogger for Word add-in at http://buzz.blogger.com/bloggerforword.html

    dude, don’t change! :o)~ mis yew!

  2. Imran says:

    don’t worry eisz. i will always be here in blogging world selagi ada hayat. anyway, cuti panjang nanti korang pegi mana ek?

  3. mr.eims says:

    erk.. ade domain rupanye ko..? huhu~ ako nanti r upgrade.. tgh kumpow $$ dlu,,

  4. Imran says:

    tulah mr.eims. panjang ceritanya sebelum aku dapatkan http://www.mohdimran.com tu for myself. kena tunggu dekat setahun cam tu. sekarang dah dapat nih, i will keep it mine forever. hehehehe.

  5. mr.eims says:

    hehe.. ako pn.,xlame lg akan cari gak domain utk ako., hosting dah free., domain xmahal sangat,, baru jadi trademark sket.. huhahuha~

  6. Imran says:

    uwaaa hosting free. mana ko dapat ek eims. ha ah. domain tak mahal. yg aku pakai nih RM50 setahun.

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