How to Build a Web Site: Part 3

Publishing your web site

When you feel your website is ready to publish you have to transfer it from your computer to your web hosts server. This is called uploading.

If you are using online website builder from your web host your site is already on their server. All you have to do is to click publish or submit.

When uploading a site made with a stand alone web builder you will need a FTP software installed on your computer. This is a simple program that transfers files from your computer to your web host. You can get it for free at many popular dowmload loacations. Your web host will provide you with server address, username and password. You type it in and copy / paste your files from your computer to server.

When you are done with transferring files you have to set your domain name to point to your files which are saved at your web host. If you registered your domain name separate from your web host, you will have to set it at both places.

That`s it! You made it! Nice job! Have fun with your web site.

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