Best way to make and host a website?

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  • Hugo

    The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

    Stepping up from simple index.html experiments, check into static site generators such as Hugo. Edit a text file(s), it generates a website. And there are options to publish those on cheap, or even free, sites - ideal for a static site and especially while learning.

  • GrapesJS

    Free and Open source Web Builder Framework. Next generation tool for building templates without coding

    I would look into website builders/CMS systems. One I ran into recently is GrapeJS: seems like it allows easy website building. Here is a demo from their home page:

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Bludit

    Simple, Fast, Secure, Flat-File CMS

    Check out

  • Nginx Proxy Manager

    Docker container for managing Nginx proxy hosts with a simple, powerful interface

    Then use nginxproxymanager as a reverse proxy:

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