Back in the early days of the Internet, when AOL still mattered and Hotmail was still hot, setting up a website was a traumatic experience. Unless you happened to be a hardcore nerd with few social skills and fewer friends, you would end up overwhelmed and confused as you tried to figure out exactly what went where.
If you really, really wanted a website, you could pay an exorbitant amount of money to a pale-skinned computer geek named Chad or Ian, who would then build you a site from scratch. Any time you wanted to make a change to the site, you had to pay said pale geek more money.
It was kind of like the Mafia, minus the guns and the killing and the copious amounts of cocaine.
Thankfully those days are gone. AOL is no longer top dog, GMail rules the email world, and companies like DreamHost make it incredibly simple to set up beautiful websites.
SitePoint and DreamHost have teamed up to give SitePoint readers a fantastic deal on web hosting.
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