Tuesday, November 30, 2010

how to get facebook email

To get an Invitation

1. Login to your facebook account

2. Go to the http://www.facebook.com/about/messages/

3. Click "Request an Invitation" button

4.You will have to wait for the invitation for a couple of days

5.After a couple of days, you receive an alert on the messages tab on your facebook.

6.You'll get an @facebook.com email id with your firstname and lastname separated by dots.

format : firstname.lastname@facebook.com

To invite your friends

1.Go to "messages" on your facebook

2.At the bottom of the page, find "invite friends"

3.At the maximum, you can invite 10 friends as of now

4.Invite them and have fun with facebook email

Monday, November 15, 2010

host a site on the internet

I was looking for a long time for some options to have a web site hosted on the internet. And of course a low cost option till the site starts generating money. I searched various forums and came across webhostingworld.net. The basic plan is the bronze plan which costs $12/year. Cant be cheaper than that.

Some of the features that I found interesting on the Control panel were:
  • a phpMyAdmin interface
  • a ftp site
  • any number of email addresses
  • a single domain name

The domain name takes 48 hrs to be available, till then the site provides a temporary url to access to the site. That was a welcome feel.

Update: I was under the impression that hosting the site includes registration of domain name with the hosting service. But I was wrong. It comes with additional of $15/yr to register a domain name. So I'll be using the temporary url till my site implements some cool functionality.