Pretty much every website that has more than a few static web pages is now based on a content management system (CMS) of some sort. For the last decade or so I have administered a handful of websites all using the Joomla CMS, but as so many other people are using WordPress (which claims to have a very high percentage of the world's websites running on its software), starting this website seemed to be a good opportunity to review whether Joomla or WordPress would best suit my needs.
The first thing needed in setting up this website was to choose a web host. Having had experience of three web hosting companies over the past 10 years, I have discovered the differences that can arise between different web hosts by trial and error. All web hosts claim to be the best in the business, so I thought it would be worthwhile recording how I evaluated the various hosting products on offer and what lead me to choose Siteground as my web host.
Over the last few years I have accumulated a significant amount of material (for example photos / slides, logbooks of holidays, family history, auto-biographies, audio recordings) inherited from my parents, not to mention my own evergrowing mass of photos (prints from years ago, now digital) and other data that is generated in today's digital world. Most of this media currently sits in boxes, unsorted somewhere on my computer, or uploaded to one of a number of cloud services.
Some of the material will be very interesting to me; some of it will be of interest to others; and some of it won't really be of interest to anyone. But sitting where it is right now most of it can't be of interest to anyone as very little of it is readily accessible!
With my background in IT functional design, I hope to use my professional knowledge to do something about that in a way that allows me to share what I want with those who are interested in it, and which retains control of my material. I will be using this site to post about the issues faced along the way (and hopefully their solutions!) as well as a place to share my media.
This is my personal website, enabling me to RE-LIVE IT (whatever it may be).