Finally, after much frustration I have got my hands on my own domain and web space. Bin-Co.com is mine - along with 500 MB space and 25 GB transfer per month, PHP hosting with 10 MySQL database limit. Almost everything I needed. I have bought it from GoDaddy.com yesterday. I have already begun the exodus from my earlier hosts to my new site. This will take some time - but it is definitely worth it.
Finally I could say goodbye to free services like Geocities and Tripod. I have been depending on these services for far too long. These sites are good if you are just creating a small 2-3 pages site. But if you are depending on it to create bigger site, you are making a big mistake. The servers of these site actively change to code on our pages to insert their ads. If you invested a large amount of time to create XHTML valid site, you are going to be very surprised - I know - I have tried it.
Don't get me wrong - I am very grateful to these services. Had it not been for these free sites, I would never have hosted my first website. It was at another 'free' server - BizLand. Now that site is dead and gone. After bizland I moved to Tripod at BinnyVA.tripod.com. When tripod brought contextual ads to their site, my site became very slow - so I moved to GeoCities. That have been my home till now. After about 5 to 6 years of working on my site, it moving to its own domain - one I hope would be its last.
The different servers I depended on through the years are listed below...
- http://binnyva.bizland.com/ - No longer in operation
- BD at Sourceforge
- Bin-Blog - you are here.
- Binny V A at Google
- And finally Bin-Co
Some highlights of the new site...
- Tcl/Tk Tutorial
- A highly rated tutorial for Tcl/Tk - a simple GUI creating language. One of my best tutorials.
- Perl/Tk Tutorial
- A easy to follow tutorial for the Tk module of Perl. Based on the Tcl/Tk tutorial.
- Perl Tutorial for CGI
- Beginners Perl Tutorial. Focuses on the CGI(Common Gateway Interface) section of perl.
- Programs Database
- A XML database of all the programs I have written.
- Online Sudoku
More about the new site later...