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First Try at Asmyldof.com

Posted by admin on April 9, 2013

Today I received notice my new host had acuired my domain Asmyldof.com. So I set out to quickly slamming together a small website to proclaim my digital presence. After more than a year of fiddling and failing with installing toolkits myself this turned out to be a breeze.

 

It's true that my previous hosting company, MijnDomein, had their own perks and advantages. Unlimited mail aliases was one: Half a day of backtracing and cleaning up and they could finally fit with my new host. What is clear to me now though is that just a service provider with low costs and hands-off asistance leaves too much work for me to do on installing and maintenance of packages. Work I just have no time for between all the other things currently going on.

Because I have recently retained permission to start selling a certain goodie, the Fan Cap Kit, for myself, I set out to design a webshop Logo while I was otherwise disposed and out of reach of laptops and what not.

Small note here: I am self employed under this name (Asmyldof) since 2011 in the fields of Programming and Electronic design. Middle of 2012 I started actively brokering import transactions as well, end of 2012 I had a few product ideas and quite a few good quality project-left-over LED strips

This left me with a problem: None of my webhosts had an easy point-and-click adventure setting where I could just play myself through the settings of a website and a web-shop.

The solution came at the First (tm) Tech Challenge in Den Haag (The Hague), where I visited for reasons not certain enough to repeat in a public forum yet. One of the people I happily handed one of my Fan Cap Kits told me about TransIP. A week went by and I got a bit stuck in a few issues elsewhere, so I started a site transfer, and here we are: TransIP now hosts asmyldof.com and all its subdomains.

What to do about the ULITEM webshop was an easy choice: My TransIP package left just enough room for a PrestaShop webshop add-on, so I chose the subdomain shop.asmyldof.com and soon I will start ripping up the default shop, after