Resolved Do I need hosting? Domain-Host(?)-Tumblr?

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  1. EricByer, Oct 31, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012

    macrumors member

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    #1
    Long time reader, first time poster.

    The Long Version:

    I'm in grad school (it's safe to say it's not a tech-based program :p) and might need a medium through which to display a professional portfolio in a year or two. Rather than wait until that time and have to scramble to figure all this stuff out, I figured I'd start this process now and give myself sometime to play with this and hopefully develop a better understanding of the process.

    I've purchased a domain and, for the time being, I'd just like my domain to display my Tumblr. Do I need hosting of any sort?

    Thanks to MR, I've already purchased the domain through register.com and, if need be, I think I'll go asmallorange.com for hosting.

    TL;DR Version:

    I have a domain. I have a Tumblr. I'd like my domain to display my Tumblr. Do I need hosting?

    EDIT:

    Looks like I'm in business. My Tumblr appears to be redirecting to my domain now. Glad I didn't need hosting.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    SrWebDeveloper

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    Glad you answered your own question which involves using Tumblr which does not require third party web hosting.
     
  3. bronxred, Nov 29, 2012
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    I've been with Dreamhost for nine years and, while I absolutely love them, you're right that you probably don't need them. I still like their domain management and host my own email with them (Google Apps is a mess), but I use Tumblr for my personal website.

    Best wishes with your portfolio!

    Jake :D
     

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