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HOW

to be

your

OWN

WEBMASTER

Andrew Mallis
CFC Media Lab

Why do I need a
website?



who is my audience?



what is my purpose?



what can a website do for
me that other media
cannot?



Do I really have time for
this?



What do I need from
a hosting company?



storage



bandwidth



performace



price



service



specific technologies?



PHP, ASP, MySQL



number of databases?



one
-
click installs?



media streaming



shell/ VPS / WebDAV

TYPES of HOSTING PLANS


Shared hosting


VPS
-

virtual private server


Managed services


Dedicated server


Co
-
location


BEWARE the reseller!



More information

What Software do I need?


FTP client


RAW Text editor


Textmate
,
TextWrangler
, Notepad



Firefox with extensions


Developer toolbar


Firebug


Colorzilla


Measure it



Apache distribution for your

testing environment


MAMP

or
XAMP



Image Editor


Photoshop
,
Graphic Convertor

How Do I Register my Domain name?

1.
Check to see if someone owns
your domain. Maybe choose
another?


Do a WHOIS Lookup:


dnsstuff.com


Networksolutions.com

2.
BUY IT: register your domain
name with a registrar


.com =
godaddy

$6.99 USD


.ca =
reg.ca

$14.95


3.
Point your registrars’ name servers
to your hosts’ DNS server (with a
CNAME record)


WAIT:

Once you've told one particular DNS
server about your new domain, it will have to transfer
that information to all the other servers on the
internet, which could take a couple of days. So be
aware that your new domain won't necessarily be
working instantly.



Security Certificates

You need a certificate if you want to:



Host an anonymous FTP site


Conduct e
-
commerce


Encrypt email from your domain


Secure the submission of users’
personal information


names, dates of birth, drivers license
#, addresses, etc.


In order to conduct secure transactions, you will need to purchase a security certificate. This is basically an
algorithm that authenticates and encrypts data between a user's browser and your server. The algorithm is
encoded and decoded with a key. Users are increasingly demanding security from recognized certificate
brands. Current industry leaders are Thawte, Geotrust, and Verisign.

Why open source software packages


Open source is great and FREE


Instead of coding, you’ll be
configuring


Help is always close at hand online
in forums and documention


opensourcecms.com



test all
packages before you install !!!



Joomla!
CMS and community web platform

FEATURES


WYSIWYG web
-
based editor


Templates and extensions (not
all are free)


Polls


Blog



TYPICAL USES


Small business websites


Non
-
profit and organizational
websites


Corporate intranets and
extranets


example sites:
SamuelLJackson.com
,
girlscantwhat.com
,
imperium.ph


joomla.org



Drupal
CMS and community web platform

FEATURES


Advanced user managent and permission
based feature access


Node based flat architecture


News (RSS) Aggregator


Polls


Multi
-
lingual


Collaborative book


Searching


Extensive online help


Web
-
based administration


Themes and templates


100s of modules


TYPICAL USES


Content Management


Blog


Discussion
-
based community


Collaborative environments

example sites:
The onion
,
Terminus1525
,
Spread Firefox
,
Project Opus
,
BBC The World
,
43folders
,
more…


Is Drupal right for you?

More about drupal

drupal.org

phpBB
bulletin board/forum

FEATURES


Private messages with attachments


Advanced moderation


Private forums or topics


Search


Advanced user management


Registration options


Custom profiles


themes




TYPICAL USES


Interest
-
based communities


Support forums


Development


example sites:
mozillazine.com
,
area51


phpBB.com

More about phpBB

Wordpress
blogging software

FEATURES


Multi
-
paged posts


File/picture support


Auto
-
saved drafts


User management


Configurable sidebar


Lots of great themes


Many extensions


Easily set up a podcast


Dynamic page generation


Web
-
based admin


Edit themes in browser


TYPICAL USES


Blogs


Podcast sites


Personal homepages


example sites:
icanhascheezburger
,
lifehack
,
CNN Political Ticker
,
andrewmallis.com


More features

More about Wordpress

wordpress.org

Gallery
photosharing web application

FEATURES


Supports unlimited galleries and albums


Slideshows, printing,


Rating & comments


E
-
commerce


Many themes
(not many beautiful)


Manipulate, rotate, resize images online


Set size and quality defaults


Auto
-
watermarking


IPTC aware


Multilingual
(over 30 language translations)


Multiple upload methods


iPhoto plugin


Stand
-
alone Gallery Remote application


Easily embedded into other CMS
like Drupal,
Wordpress, phpBB, Joomla


Supports movies too!


TYPICAL USES


Portfolio site


Personal photo gallery


example sites:
andrewmallis.com


More features

gallery2.org

Ruby on Rails
web application framework

FEATURES


Rapid prototyping


Simple programming language


Easy AJAX


Customizable applications


NOT for the beginner


TYPICAL USES


Web applications


Collaborative environments


E
-
commerce




example sites:
basecamp
,
shopify

Video demos

tutorials

rubyonrails.org

QUESTIONS?

THANK
YOU!