way into the late hours of the night (or was it more like the wee hours of the morning?) i signed up with homestead. i checked it out on a bunch of "hosting review sites" and they gave it good marks for low downtime, customer service, and software. not only that - it's cheap. only like $16 a month. and.... they let you choose a .com domain name! of course, i'm using www.strangeling.com as usual but since i host it on a separate hosting company (see posts below), i picked www.jasminebecketgriffith.com to host the store part of my site. don't worry, you can type in either www.strangeling.com OR www.jasminebecketgriffith.com to get there. i feel fancy now =) it'll be a couple of days to get it all situated (in the meantime, $&@% bizhosting went down again) but i think it will look pretty cool. i'll be able to update it FAST and do cool things outside the realm of my html code writing abilities with their cool sitebuilder software. it will be great not to have to write so much code (i had previously been writing out all of the html in Window's crappy little "Notepad" and uploading it as .html files!) to get around the boring bizhosting templates. awesome.