There are two ways to get started with Omeka:
The more accessible and easier way to use Omeka is to sign up for a hosted account at http://www.omeka.net/. The hosted accounts on Omeka.net are available at four levels: The free account provides one (1) site and 500 MB of storage space. If you need more space than this, there are three (3) levels of paid premium subscription services, which will allow you to create multiple sites and have more storage space.
Signing up for the free account is the most accessible way to start using Omeka, it gives you the ability to create your own site and will allow to collaborate on sites you are invited to participate in.
· To sign up for an Omeka.net account,
For the second option you must obtain access to server space or pay for your own. You can download the web publishing software at http://omeka.org/, and that software can be installed on a server.