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Uploading Web Pages
Now that you have made your website you need a web hosting service. Web hosts provide a place on the internet where folks like you can put up a website so everyone can see it. This "web space" as it is often called, is technically referred to as a "web server". Think of it as the folder on your computer where you keep your website files.
If you haven't done so already, now is the time to register a website address (called a domain name in tech talk). This tutorial registers its domain at Name Cheap and buys web hosting from A Small Orange for only $35 per year. Don't worry, this tutorial has put together easy to follow instructions to help you connect your web address to your website.
Once you have a web hosting account and a domain name, you are ready to copy your website files from your computer to the web server. This is done either by means of a control panel in your hosting account, or with a program called ftp.
Be sure the file name of your home webpage is index.html because if it isn't your web address will not work.
Uploading by ftp is the most common and easiest way of transferring files to the web server. There are both free and paid ftp software programs, the following is a general explanation how to use one, for specific instructions check the help section of the ftp program you are using.
From a dialog box in the ftp program 3 pieces of information need to be entered that you received from your web host. They are the host ftp url, your login username and password. Once you’re logged in to the web server you’re ready to transfer your files.
In the ftp program you will see a couple of windows:
The local window - this window displays the files on your computer
The remote window - this window displays files on your web space (web server)
Most web hosts require that you upload your files to a folder called public_html, if you see this folder in the remote window open it because this is where your website files will be put. Now it’s simply a matter of selecting files in the local window and copying them to the remote window.
And that's all there is to it. Now go get that site of yours online!Cool Tip
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