Get a beta free personal website: Google Page Creator now live

Get a better personal website with Google Page Creator. Google Page Creator allows users to easily run and maintain a website and create web pages using a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) visual editor. I tested the service half an hour ago (screenshots below) and found it very easy to use and customize.

Google Page Creator offers a lot of great-looking templates. To design websites, users merely choose from a wide selection of pre-made templates, similar to what Blogger offers its users.

Users can also choose from a variety of webpage layouts-single column, two columns and three columns.
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Free PHP/MySQL hosting without ads

Pinayhosting offers free MySQL and PHP accounts with no ads. With the free account, you get 25MB of web space, 250MB data transfer (I assume its a monthly quota, its not indicated in the FAQs), Cpanel, htaccess and with no forced advertising.) The monthly quota isn’t enough to use the account for your blog. This, however, may be a good site for test accounts on PHP/MySQL scripts. I currently use free hosting accounts with 100 Webspace to try out WordPress themes, plugins and hacks as well as other PHP/MySQL scripts.

Still with Friendster, Multiply or Blogger? Get an i.ph blog

I’ve been offering to help officemates who wanted to start their own personal websites. A couple are already blogging using either Friendster or Multiply. While Friendster is backed by an excellent blogging platform – TypePad from MoveableType – the address it offers its users is so long you can’t recite it in one breath.

Superbalita reporter Joseph Tubilan was the first to approach me for help. I helped him open an account with Blogsome but he wanted more customization with the WordPress theme and I couldn’t find a way to FTP theme files to his Blogsome account.

I told him to open a PHP/MySQL account with www.100webspace.com. He opened one and I installed WordPress for him. 100Webspace, however, displays its banner ads on top of your pages and it sometimes gets in the way of the blog design.

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