Inside wangjianshuo.com

Many people have asked me about my servers, my domains and the weblogs. It is brought to my attention again when cuanyu talked with about the same topic this afternoon. I’d like to reveal everything behind the two sites – http://www.wangjianshuo.com and http://home.wangjianshuo.com. Before continue, you can read my older article on www.wangjianshuo.com.

The domain name

I registered only one domain at HICHINA (Chinese site). Here is the domain information in WHOIS database (via Geektools)

Jian Shuo Wang

30 Tian Yao Qiao Road

Shanghai, Shanghai 200030

CN

Domain Name: WANGJIANSHUO.COM

Administrative Contact::

Jian Shuo: jianshuo@hotmail.com

Jian Shuo Wang

30 Tian Yao Qiao Road

Shanghai, Shanghai 200030

CN

Phone:: 021-64557230

Fax::

Technical Contact::

Jian Shuo: jianshuo@hotmail.com

Jian Shuo Wang

30 Tian Yao Qiao Road

Shanghai, Shanghai 200030

CN

Phone:: 021-64557230

Fax::

Record updated date on: 2001-09-17 06:18:16

Record created date on: 2000-09-06

Record will be expiring on date: 2006-09-06

Database last updated on: 2002-10-20 11:50:12 EST

Domain servers in listed order:

DNS1.HICHINA.COM 210.192.103.50

DNS2.HICHINA.COM 202.106.169.100

I believe I got the lowest price of domain names. When I paid for this domain, it only cost me 60 RMB (7 USD) for one year of registration. I purchased the domain for a period of five years.

Now this special offer is not available, but you can still get a price as low as 100 RMB (12 USD).

Sub domain: home.wangjianshuo.com

HICHINA is a good company. It provides free sub domain. Best of all is, you can use their system to create a sub domain by yourself and pointing the domain to any IP address. I have created some sub domains, such as mail.wangjianshuo.com, which always directing to my latest mail server.

Web server

I rented web server from Hotsales (Chinese site) at 190 RMB per year. They offer 50M static web page storage. There is no Email, no PHP, no ASP – only static HTML pages and images. It works for me at that time – it s about one year ago, and the best thing is, it is cheap. I used FrontPage to create the web site and upload the static pages. That is www.wangjianshuo.com

Later, I rent another web server from COMPANYCN (Chinese site). It is 380 RMB per year and support PHP, Perl and ASP. It is good to have everything at low price, but the only drawback is, this server looks like a test machine. It reboot several time a day, and periodically goes down. I decide to keep the two servers up and running together for some time until I find a strong reason to consolidate them together. One is stable and the other is flexible.

Weblog? Powered by MovableType

The weblog is powered by MovableType. I have to say, MovableType is wonderful! You can refer to my blog on setting up MovableType on my Windows XP. Now my MovableType is still on IIS, but the operating system changed to Windows 2000 Chinese edition after my server down. Then I moved home.wangjianshuo.com to the new machine. You can track this history at netcraft.net

Other news

A complete Pudong airport guide – PVG in Picture is available on my site. I received very good comment the first day when it is online:

Hi,

I am about to visist Shangai and found your web site very useful. I may try taking the bus from Pudong airport and will try your recommended eating place.

Thanks for your hard work

Thanks Dave!!

The reason I spent some time to create the page is, my old page is listed as #1 site in the result in Google for search word of “Pu Dong Airport”. My old page didn’t provide much information, and I am feeling guilty for all the visitors. Now it looks better.

3 thoughts on “Inside wangjianshuo.com”

  1. I am trying to put the to do list of this website under this entry.

    http://www.wangjianshuo.com/about/buildwebsite.htm – should change the links to more pleasant ways – remove the frame and directly link to the providers. Should add more information not only the vender, but also the tools used – such as FrontPage.

    The contact me page – the guest book no longer work and should be fixed – either change to a comment system on the blog or send it to BBS site

  2. So great your website!

    Sub domain: home.wangjianshuo.com

    you say that you create a sub domain by yourself and pointing the domain to any IP address, that is, I must have a dns server, right? I want to create a subdomain and use it direct to my personal pages on another server, any suggestions, thanks!

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