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How to develop website using Open Source software ?

Once you purchased a domain name and decided upon the type of web hosting and its service provider, the obvious next step is to actually start working on developing the website. In this post, we will be discussing only “Self Hosted” websites since “Hosted” websites already comes with dashboard and you don’t own the software.

For Self hosted websites, where you actually own the software and decide to modify as and where require with complete freedom, there are lots of Free Open Source softwares available using which you can develop your own website. In this post, we list some of those soft wares.

Bootstrap

Bootstrap lets you design, build and customise responsive mobile-first sites. Bootstrap is the most popular front-end open source toolkit, featuring Sass variables and mixins, responsive grid system, extensive prebuilt components, and powerful JavaScript plugins.

WordPress

WordPress is the most powerful, well maintained and widely used popular opensource software for developing websites. WordPress powers almost 42% of the websites available in internet. WordPress comes in both self hosted and hosted ways. You can download and freely modify as you want. WordPress biggest advantage is its themes and plugins approach where you can install some of the Freely available themes and try different looks and add the features by using plugins.

React JS

React is a free and open-source front-end JavaScript library for building user interfaces or UI components. It is maintained by Facebook and a community of individual developers and companies. React can be used as a base in the development of single-page or mobile applications.

Angular JS

AngularJS is a JavaScript-based open-source front-end web framework for developing single-page applications. It is maintained mainly by Google and a community of individuals and corporations. AngularJS is a toolset for building the framework most suited to your application development. It is fully extensible and works well with other libraries. Every feature can be modified or replaced to suit your unique development workflow and feature needs.

Django

Django is a Python-based free and open-source web framework that follows the model–template–views architectural pattern. It is maintained by the Django Software Foundation, an independent organization established in the US. Django is a high-level Python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

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