I started a personal website back in late 1990s. I registered my first domain name in 1999. My personal website was first started to learn about HTML. I used an Adobe product called PageMill. It was one of the first WYSIWYG HTML editors. My personal website next moved into a way to keep my bookmarks and then a way to post photos of my children for the grandparents. There was an automatic photo thumbnail creation feature in Microsoft FrontPage that worked great for this feature.
So, I wasn’t a novice when it came to websites but I was never an expert or really that knowledgeable about HTML. So, when I discovered GoDaddy’s Hosted Connection, I was very impressed. I had heard of WordPress and Drupal. The idea that you just clicked a button and was able to install the application sounded awesome to me. I looked through the list of other applications and my mind started to imagine the possibility of providing services online.