I have had an idea for a while now and am just starting to research it. I am a semi-artist (painter) and enjoy doing it for a hobby. I have always thought it would be nice to allow amateurs like me a site to upload their work to for show.
I know there are photo sites (like smugmug, sitewelder) out there but have not seen anything for artists, not yet at least.
I do work as a web designer/programmer but am a little lost at how the application process for this type of site would begin.
If I want to allow users to register and have a sample gallery/mini site with mydomain.com/theirname or perhaps down the road, using their own domain with a pointer, would this be easier to just run plesk or helm to control their sites?
I do want to code a control panel for the users where they can select templates, upload photos, so this would be outside of plesk/helm.
I guess my question would be, can it be coded where someone can start a registration and get a directory writeen to the server with pre-designated files (their control panel and folders to work within) or do you think it would be easier for this process to use helm/plesk or something along these lines?
I know what the end product is I want, just need to get pointed in the right direction.