I did not know anything about setting up a server.
FTP? no idea, just a buzz word.
I had tried my hands at PHP some time in the distant past (stone age actually).
My knowledge of CSS was less than zero.
My only claim to geekry was a sparse knowledge of Python.
The only thing that was in my favour was a willingness to learn.
I did and got paid. Heavily……
Pystar – February 2013