>> I was asked by a charitable organisation what is the cheapest (and
>> easiest) way to set up a web-site?
If they are a registered charity then they qualify for a FREE IE domain. A
number of the IEDR resellers (including us) will handle this
>> 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.
If they are a charity some hosting providers may offer them the hosting for
free or at a reduced rate.
>> 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
Most professional hosting providers offer a control panel of some kind, so
that non-technical users can administer their account (email accounts, email
aliases, databases, pre-installed scripts etc.,). As Niall pointed out the
OS is not important, as the end user does not interact directly with it.
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