I have my own website (justjames.us), because…well just because. I had not visited it much, so I decided to set it as my start page when opening my web browser. From there, I can get to the pages I use the most. It’s simple and easy to use and I can add whatever I like. It still works as a portal for others to findout about me as well.
I currently have my site hosted with 1and1.com and I use Filezilla to maintain it.