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Omeka: Starting an Omeka site or

" is a lite-version that does not require its own server. "

If you do not have access to a server, you can register for an account to get started.

The Omeka full-version is downloaded via and installed in your server."

To use, you must have access to your own server. (hosted):  Some organizations and individuals couldn’t or didn’t want to run their own server or buy commercial server space. is a hosted version of Omeka that requires much less technical knowledge, infrastructure, and labor. When you use the hosted version of Omeka at, it’s much easier, but you will run up against certain limits of space and functionality (French, 2013). offers 5 different hosted plans to choose from. You must sign up for a free account to be a user/collaborator on any website. See here for more information on options and pricing. (self-hosted): The Omeka web publishing software is available for free download.  The free, open source version can be self-hosted on a web hosting server or your personal PC if a virtual server program is installed (i.e. MAMP). Commercial web hosting is also available, for more informaiton review Omeka’s hosting suggestions. When you download and self-host Omeka, you can customize it as much as you want and install it as many times as you like, but creating and supporting those Omeka sites may take a good bit of knowledge and time. (French, 2013). For step-by-step instructions and video tutorials, visit Omeka Documenation.