After that exciting read about Zope and its edge over other frameworks, I decided to give Plone a shot. I went to the Plone site and downloaded their installable for the Linux platform and uploaded it to my shared hosting space with a hosting provider.
The installation went off really fine. I then thought of starting my Plone server. But this failed. The server was supposed to be available at http://localhost:8080/manage. I called up my hosting provider's helpline to realize that port 8080 does not work in a shared server space!
Total time spent - 5 hours (to read about Plone, download videos, down installables, upload them to my shared server, install them and test)
So, for those of you attempting to deploy Plone - Don't do this in a shared server!