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Will command-line course help when I have a website?

Hi

Want to know will command-line help when I have a website and host it with a company? what will it help me in exactly if I have a website?

1 Answer

Hi Suli,

The command line can be useful when building interactive content for the web. For instance, if you plan to work with the Ruby On Rails framework, which can be used to build things like blogs and other web apps, you'll need to do some basic command line work. However, for building a simple, static website on shared hosting (basically, this is what most everyone's "first" website is), you will almost definitely not need the command line.

This type of site can be created by writing the code in a text editor, saving the files, and then uploading them to your web server using a graphical FTP client such as FileZilla (free, open source). If you're just getting into web development, your time is probably better spent getting comfortable with HTML, CSS, and eventually JavaScript/jQuery. Then you may want to move on to a web application scripting language such as python, php, or ruby (with Ruby on Rails framework.) At this later point, command line comfort will be useful, and perhaps essential.

I hope this helps!