I put together a 16-slide powerpoint that outlines the basics of what you’ll need to know if you’re thinking about hosting your own website. It includes information about hosting plan types, security certificats, registering a domain name, and, most importantly, an outline of a few open source software packages’ features (Joomla!, Drupal, phpBB, WordPress, Gallery, Ruby on Rails) with links to the example sites built with them and links to the developer sites.

download the presentation here:
How to be your own webmaster (6.3 MB)

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This is the blog of Andrew Mallis, a Toronto-born, San Francisco-based polymedia artist. I work in new(er) media with code, photography and electronics, and in traditional media by writing, drawing & painting.