Everybody keeps asking me how I setup this website. Here’s the low-down:
I found a web hosting provider that was dirt cheap, which happens to be in the USA. It supports mysql, php, mod_rewrite, etc, etc. They are called 3ix. It only cost me around $45 AUS for around 20 GB of space and the mattgrill.com domain name for the entire year! I found that overseas web hosting is cheaper and they provide more functionality as well. So far, performance is great also.
My website is broken into two section. Section first is the blogging section that you are reading now and I used an open source package called Simple PHP Blog. I search far and wide for this and I found a friend of mine is also using it and it work’s well (refer to Greg + Andrea website).
There is probably a million steps in between that I didn’t mention, but they come naturally to me. There is probably a whole book that I could write on the subject.