I finally decided to let my Dreamhost account go. Having to live on the miserly pay given to National Servicemen here isn’t easy, and although US$10.95 a month could be considered a small amount, all these small expenses add up. Besides, it was under utilized – running just a blog which gets roughly about 10 hits a week. The cost could no longer be justified.
It’s possible to survive the tubes of the web without a single cent these days. In lieu of my web host, I’ll be using the following services:
- WordPress.com for the blog itself
- Flickr for any pictures present in the posts
- Drop.io or Amazon S3 if I need to distribute files to a number of people
- Syncplicity for backup
That’s it, the Internet survival guide for the tough times.