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    Hi all,

    I have been a amature photographer for 3 over years (still one!). At present, Im looking for a suitable webhost for me to upload some of my collections and ultimately gather enough photos to turn it into a personal portfolio. I do not want to create a site just to upload my pictures, but also to provide a short write-up on how I created these pictures and also probably use it as a blog too. Im wondering if you guys have come across any of such webhost which comes readily as a package that I can sign up? If there isnt, Im more than willing to integrate it myself, but would like to know if there are any free scripts or templates that I can harness on? Thanks in advance!

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    www.hello.com (together with blogger.com)

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    Picasa + Hello combo is probably the best way to get up and running

    you edit the photos in picasa (http://www.picasa.com/ ) and export it to hello

    You also need to set up a blog site from Blogger. http://www.blogger.com/home

    Once you have all 3 in place then you can send pictures by using Bloggerbot in Hello.

    You can also use Flickr http://www.flickr.com to store your pictures and send them to other blogs if you don't like Blogger or have another blogging site like livejournal etc.

    I did the Picasa+Hello+Blogger combo
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    I would say picasa+hello is simple and easy. Once you have selected the pic you want to put at your blog, the program will resize it according to your setting. Very neat

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    You can consider using livingdot . They've packaged photoblogs as well as blogs and quite a bit of other freebies. I'm using them now but too lazy to setup my blog site.. haha

    My main site is www.teo.net and my photo gallery (not a photoblog mind you) is at photo.teo.net (I set this up about 5 mins only thanxs to the scripts livingdot provided.

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    Thanks for all the inputs, I truly appreciate them. Right now, Im looking into renting a web server (any idea where?) which support tomcat and mysql. Then I will create my own site using jsp. I hope it will be something very unique and unlike all those "standard" layouts of blogger.com. But i really doubt my own web creation skills. -_-

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    Hi there! Haha, never knew I'd meet someone who works with Tomcat on CS. There's a couple of web server .. If you want a apache centric web hoster, you can consider http://www.javaservlethosting.com/. Not as attractive in price package but at least they serve php and mysql. So you can pretty install your own scripts. Do a google and sniff around, I think there's some that actually allows root access, which is pretty important considering you want to play to tomcat.

    Don't worry abt your web creation skills, that will become better as you built your site. Focus on your functionalities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porn-star
    Hi there! Haha, never knew I'd meet someone who works with Tomcat on CS. There's a couple of web server .. If you want a apache centric web hoster, you can consider http://www.javaservlethosting.com/. Not as attractive in price package but at least they serve php and mysql. So you can pretty install your own scripts. Do a google and sniff around, I think there's some that actually allows root access, which is pretty important considering you want to play to tomcat.

    Don't worry abt your web creation skills, that will become better as you built your site. Focus on your functionalities.
    Thanks for your prompt input! The weblink you pointed me to is not a local based server ya? It will be best if there are some affordable (under $10 per mth) local server with tomcat and mysql?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray_stinger
    Thanks for your prompt input! The weblink you pointed me to is not a local based server ya? It will be best if there are some affordable (under $10 per mth) local server with tomcat and mysql?
    You can try Webvisions

    I owned my domain since '97. Since then, I realised that having the server local doesn't really make a difference. The servers overseas then to be much more forward looking in technologies. Kinda lacking here.
    Last edited by porn-star; 17th May 2005 at 08:16 PM.

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    local webhost... bare min tools: www.dh.com.sg i think it is the cheapest and ok support team...

    http://www.webvisions.com.sg sorry i dont like the support team as they are slow in answering queries.. got referred to them by moh which closes down...

    http://www.iwi.com.sg quite expensive... a few more i cannot remember..

    for free photoblog...huge photo-hosting space... you can try http://www.walrusblog.com which is launching its 2nd version.. improved version soon... they allow hotlinking too..
    Last edited by starry; 17th May 2005 at 09:51 PM.

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