For the 3 past months, while semi-unemployed, I’ve been cramming everything I can about tech and programming in my head. My goal is to create a website that I can put my book on, although I wish to make it an interactive book, so that is why I’ve gone through the extra trouble.
I have read from both the entire W3Schools site, MDN, and other supplemental sources on the following: HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery, XML, DOM, BOM, SQL, PHP, HTTP, and all kinds of related materials, but I’m having difficulty integrating all of that. I have Win10 Pro, which comes with IIS 10, so I have enabled it and engaged it in a staring contest until it does my bidding. It has defeated me thus far.
Simply put, I find that the articles here are much easier to read than TechNet’s, but it seems Apache is the focus of the article I am on now, and I cannot reconcile the elements needed to progress further. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Common_questions/Set_up_a_basic_working_environment
The last time I tried TechNet I spent an hour reading a purportedly introductory article to IIS - I felt like a car with brick tires, stuck in unforgiving quicksand. It was an unfortunate experience.
What I want is a website that: doesn’t limit me to bland templates, is extensible, I fully own, and which allows me to experiment with what I’ve learned without making it public, until I’m confident it’s secure, reliable, and professional. I am confused if this requires Wordpress and Bluehost. Those are the CDN and host, but how does my ISP figure in? Do I need to change my plan there, or… I hope I’m making sense.
As far as other articles, they outline the other components I need, and I have everything except the web host, CDN, fonts, and I haven’t created any actual stylesheets, HTML, JS, etc., but I figure that I need the aforementioned to have a clear idea of how all of that performs in tandem.