Diary of a Webhead

September 29, 1996

We've outgrown CompuServe. I love the free Web site, but for more complex business needs, there are a few limitations. I want to put some interactive feedback forms on the site, but I've learned that requires "CGI" (Common Gateway Interface, a programming language more complicated than HTML that executes a program on the host computer). CompuServe doesn't include that as part of its free service. Also, our URL is long and difficult to remember--typical with free Web site space.

We're switching to a new host called Data Realm. They provide 25MB of space for $25 per month, among the most reasonable prices I've found. We'll be able to run any kind of interactive program we want, and we can register our own domain name, making our URL easy to remember (http://www.aquaticgreenhouse.com).

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This article was originally published in the April 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Diary of a Webhead.

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