One of the biggest things to hit the Internet in the last few years is a new phenomenon known simply as Blogging. It is taken from the term web logging and thousands of blogging sites are being added to the Internet daily. Indeed, this site itself, uses one of the more popular pieces of blogging software, WordPress, but there are many others to choose from. Just type in blog software or CMS [Content Management System] in your chosen search engine and you will soon find a myriad of choices before your very eyes.

Most require a server that can cope with Apache, MySQL and PHP, which are available on most respectable web hosts these days. Alternatively you can use a Windows IIS setup which is often the easiest available within a school intranet structure. [I highly recommend you are using at least Windows Server 2003 for this though, as IIS versions before this were not always so reliable.] Continue reading