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.
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.
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.