Restricted to Gravatar?

I wanted to add a picture for my user (in the “About the user” section of Users > Your Profile) but was confronted with this: you can change your profile picture on Gravatar. What?

Pointing my domain name to my website

Pointing your domain name to your web hosting is a straightforward procedure. However, imagine you want to keep your e-mail with your registrar. This apparent simple configuration brings an all-new level of complexity. Is there any way to resolve such a configuration?

Registering my domain name

The registration process on itself is straightforward. Using Gandi.net as my registrar, I didn’t encounter any troubles whatsoever. Anyway, here is how it went – plus some little extras.

Gandi.net

Finding the perfect domain name registrar for your needs is no easy task. Nothing daunted, I sort through hundreds of companies. This is not a review about gandi.net, but an explanation for my choice.

Self-hosting: a hard egg to crack

Without teaching my grandmother how to suck eggs, let me go through few things you may consider cogitating on before looking for a hosting provider.