Question - mainly about finding a host

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sakca015, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. sakca015 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Okay. I'm sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I haven't found the exact answer I've been looking for [read: looking through all these threads about web design/programming/etc,etc,etc makes me feel like an idiot - i need the explanation you give to a 5 yr old].

    So I've been working on putting together a website for myself. Really simple - pages put together in photoshop, imageready, and dreamweaver [well...i'm trying kompoZer at the moment].

    Anyway - I want to get a placeholder page up until the site is done so I'm looking at cheap hosting sites [read the bottom of the barrel "throw-away" kind] or maybe even one of the free sites for now. They list "hosting plan platform"? Linux, Unix, Windows, FreeBSD.
    What does this mean and does it mean I can't use them because I'm on a mac? I know this question probably seems so stupid but I think I have reached my quota in terms of really understanding any more of this stuff tonight. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

  2. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    The host platform is a common misconception. It means what operating system the web host is using, not what OS you need. If I were you, I would go with linux or unix. Hope this is understandable
  3. sakca015 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2007
    okay - i had a feeling it might be something like that. thank you!

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