On 9 Jul 2005, at 12:03, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I was asked by a charitable organisation what is the cheapest (and
> easiest) way to set up a web-site?
The EASIEST way is to contract with a company which does this, and will
do everything for the organisation, soliciting input as necessary.
The CHEAPEST way is to get an account with some cheap hosting provider,
register your domain, arrange for that domain to be served by your
hosting provider, prepare your website's content, and transfer said
content to the hosting provider.
> Is there a document anywhere explaining in simple terms how one can do
> this with Linux?
In terms of cheap or easy, this has very little to do with Linux as
such. Your hosting provider may use Windows or Linux, and indeed may
offer a choice, but to set up the web site as such, no knowledge of the
underlying operating system is needed.
> They currently have a broadband link with Eircom (I think at the
> cheapest personal rate - Starter?).
Which has nothing whatsoever to do with getting their website online,
except insofar as they will use that connection while doing whatever
needs to be done.
> I'm not quite clear what the relation is between getting a web-site,
> eg from one of these cheap US sites, and actually activating it
> through an ISP.
> Any advice or suggestions gratefully received.
My suggestion would be to contact one of the providers listed on the
ILUG site at http://www.linux.ie/vendors/webhosting.php, explain your
requirements, and ask what they can offer. Bear in mind that you're not
going to get much in the way of handholding for 5 EUR/month.
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