Web-hosting is a service provided to schools by NCTE as part of the Schools Broadband programme. A school using software titles such as Dreamweaver, WebsiteX5, Expression Web, can create html webpages that can then be uploaded onto the Scoilnet domain using a tool call WebDav. The URL will take the form of http://schoolname.scoilnet.ie. It is a free, high-quality web-hosting service for schools which is also easy to use.
More detailed information can be found on the Support wiki at http://support.scoilnet.ie/wiki/WebHosting
Blogging is a term that comes from the term, web log which originally was a form of an online journal. A blog has evolved to a very popular form of user created web presence. Blogging is the action of writing to an online journal or space (blog). Blogging has become very popular within education as schools and teachers have used it to create their website and to support their learning and teaching in recent years.
More on using blogging in the classroom can be found on the Blogging NCTE Advice Sheet
http://www.ncte.ie/documents/advicesheets/35BlogsNov08.pdf and more information using the blogging platform can be found on the Support wiki http://support.scoilnet.ie/wiki/Blogs
The NCTE have selected WordPress Multi User platform which is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability to enable schools to create their own school blogs.
More detailed information on the WordPress platform can be found on at http://wordpress.org/about