What is a Webmaster ?

This document discusses various definitions of what exactly a Webmaster is, if indeed he/she is anything in particular, and what this person might do in the real world. Contributions will be warmly received and acknowledged   :-)

This document is aimed at someone considering or developing a role as Webmaster, if your an experienced Webmaster, feel free to have a read or maybe provide some feedback, but you may find some of the references more useful.

A Webmaster is a strange beast, and if your considering it as a career diversion, then you may find the following pages a useful introduction to what one does, how to become one, and what skills and tools you'll need to do the job.

A webmaster is not neccessarily a designer, though you may be in a smaller operation, so design related issues are not covered here. A Webmaster is also not neccessarily a System Administrator, although some O/S tuning and performance monitoring topics will be discussed.

So what on earth is a Webmaster...


  1. Master of What?
  2. What does one do?
  3. What tools do you need?
  4. Where can I find out more?