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Choosing an Open Source CMS by Nirav Mehta

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Chapter 13. Hosting your CMS-Powered Site

We cannot launch our CMS-powered web site without a place for it. That's what web hosting is all about. In this chapter we will look at the different aspects of hosting your CMS-powered site. We will:

  • Evaluate hosting options—on your own machine or with a service provider
  • Find an ISP that supports the CMS of your choice
  • Understand the parameters of hosting
  • Perform common operations to launch and manage your site

We will learn many important things in this chapter. Let's start by asking a fundamental question.

Do I need hosting?

Yes, you need to host your CMS somewhere because nobody can access your CMS without it being hosted. And if nobody can access it, there is no use of that CMS. In fact, even if you are ...

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