Whatever computing architecture you might use (Linux, Windows, OSX, Other), the following are essential elements you'll need to succeed with this website:

  • File manager to navigate your computer's disk, to create, delete, rename files
  • Terminal window program to give access to the command line
  • Text editor with ability to save as '.txt' (ASCII, unformatted) files
  • 'C' Compiler including Linker (most include the Linker transparently)

 
If 'compiler' is not in your vocabulary, this link will get you started:   Link to Wikipedia article about compilers

The Gnu Compiler Collection ('gcc') is popular on Linux & OSX:    The 'gcc' wiki page