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10:39 am on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Getting myself tied up in knots with this one.

We're having a site re-design and want to incorporate a blog into our asp web site.
I've checked with our ISP and we can't have Wordpress or Orchid CMS.
I have an existing Blogger blog which sits by itself and am looking to incorporate that into the site. This will necessitate creating a sub domain for the Blogger blog to sit in.

Is this the best solution?

Also if this did prove the best / only solution would creating a canonical alteration from www.sitename.com (as it is at the moment) to sitename.com help to class any blog content as part of the sitename.com content or would that make no difference?
11:19 am on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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welcome to WebmasterWorld, Nick_D!


there are other blog hosting solutions that allow a custom hostname besides google.
for example, many web hosts offer an option for wordpress.
11:27 am on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Hi phranque,
thanks for the welcome.
Unfortunately we cannot use Wordpress or Orchid. The required php and asp levels are not available on our hosting platform and would necessitate altering our urls to move onto a server/hosting package accommodating such.
1:15 pm on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The required php and asp levels are not available on our hosting platform


does this mean you don't have php at all?
8:07 am on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The server is running PHP version 4.3.4; we use an Access DB, there is no MySQL DB on this server although I do have access to one on a separate hosting site.
11:04 pm on May 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I was going to suggest flatpress - blog software which does not use a database. But I just checked and it looks like it needs php 5.x

do a search for no database blog software. you might find one that will work with php 4.
11:29 pm on May 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Personally..if my host offered php 4.xxx, I'd be gone from them so fast that ...
11:32 pm on May 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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overlapping Leo (see timestamp) ;)
The required php and asp levels are not available on our hosting platform and would necessitate altering our urls to move onto a server/hosting package accommodating such.
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there is no MySQL DB on this server

Just how much are you saving by staying with this host?

And why would you need to alter your URL? You might need to change it once if you're currently using a subdomain under someone else's domain. But once you've got your own name, there is no reason to change anything ever.
10:44 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I was under the impression (maybe incorrectly) that if we moved to a Linux server then our url asp extensions would require changing.

It's not so much a matter of saving, but going through an upheaval to incorporate a WP blog seems a step too far.

If only I knew back in 2003 what I know now ..............!