Inspired by samsara's and deezil's helpful malware removal guides on their profile pages, I've written a short and practical beginner's guide recommending domain name registrars, web hosting, content management systems and e-mail services. I hope the guide is of some use to people who want to host their own stuff, as opposed using hosted platforms like Tumblr or Blogger, using solid and hassle-free tech. [more inside]
MetaFilter Survival Guide, by KevinSkomsvold. "Remember, this is just a guide, but if I can help just one person escape the wrath of an old-timer, I've done my job."