I am keen to learn website design - purely as a personal thing and not for any commercial purposes (at this stage anyway). I use Linux(Mint) on my home machine but would not classify myself as an Advanced or probably even an Intermediate User.
I am keen to learn to use Joomla for Web Design and at the same time gain an understanding of Administering my own Server...so I am ambitious.I am over 65 and I figure that I need to keep the brain active with new challenges
I have a number of spare PCs at home and thought I'd start by setting one up as server using something like Ubuntu Server Edition. I'd then install Joomla and use this "offline" server as a training tool.
Eventually I would either like to transfer my site to a hosting site - preferably where I can maintain the site using Joomla there. I understand there are several around. Alternatively I may host my own site on the server used for training provided I am sure that I am capable of keeping it secure.
Is what I am proposing doable and can anyone suggest any issues/problems that they feel I need to consider in this project.
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