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Help with Outline for Personal Website


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#1 R0D3R1CK

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

Hi

I would like to create a personal website with the following capabilities
  • Allow users to create accounts (w/ passwords)
  • Only allow users with an account to access/edit content
  • Have forums for users
  • Allow users to upload documents...and download them, of course

Unfortunately, I don't really know how to do any of this. Would this plan be impractically difficult?
Also, I'd be running it off of my computer. Windows 7 64-bit, 2.4GHz quad-core i5, 4 GB RAM...would it be able to handle maybe 50-100 hits at any given time?
If not, could someone outline what I'd need to do to achieve all the things listed above?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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#2 NpaMA

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

That computer itself could run it, but the problem would come with your internet connection/ISP. Most residential ISPs do not provide the needed items (dedicated IP address, high upload speed, port 80 open, etc.). Because of that, I would recommend you take a look at hosting companies. Two companies I use and recommend are Surpass Hosting and Host Gator. Any shared hosting plan should be OK for the needs you listed above. Also, I would not recommend running a web server/database server on your personal PC for security and reliability reasons.

Allow users to create accounts (w/ passwords)
Only allow users with an account to access/edit content
Have forums for users
Allow users to upload documents...and download them, of course

If you don't have any previous web development (PHP, etc.) experience then I would recommend going with a hosting company and installing a content management system (CMS) such as Wordpress or Joomla. You can also use pre-built forum software such as phpBB, SMF, and my personal favorite - MyBB. Most of these popular softwares will allow you to "bridge" them together. For example, your main site could be Wordpress and use the same user system for a MyBB forum.

All of the CMS and forum systems I mentioned above also have alot of themes available for download/use.

Websites:

Wordpress: http://www.wordpress.com/ (Easier to use, features are limited) - http://www.wordpress.org/ (Host it yourself, more features)
Joomla - http://www.joomla.org/
phpBB - http://www.phpbb.com/
SMF - http://www.simplemachines.org/
MyBB - http://www.mybb.com/

Edited by NpaMA, 08 June 2012 - 04:16 PM.





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