Placing Your Pages on The Web
Take your finished page to its new home
1. You need someplace to host your Web site.
You need to have a Web server that will give you space to house your files so people can go view them on the Web. If you are putting up a non-commercial or personal page, you can find free space just about anywhere. First, you should check with your Internet service provider (i.e. AOL, dial-up access providers, etc.). If they do not offer free space for your Web page, you can use a Web-based service that provides free space for your Web pages on their server. One of these services is Homestead. If you are going to put up a commercial page and wish to have a site with your own domain name (like www.yourname.com), this will likely cost you money. You will need to deal with domain name fees and Web hosting fees as well.
2. You need a program that will transfer your files to your Web server.
Well, if you are using Homestead to house your Web site, all you should need is a fairly current Web browser. Geocities has utilities that allow you to transfer your files using your Web browser. If you are using other services or do not have a newer web browser, you may need to transfer your files using FTP (file transfer protocol). If you have to use FTP, you should move on to our first FTP tutorial and go through the sections there. You will need to get yourself an FTP program. My recommendation is WS_FTP, which you can download from Ipswitch.
Where to go from HereOnce you have found a place to house your Web pages and have the necessary programs to transfer your files, you will be ready to move them to the new Web server.
If you are using Homestead they provide great instructions on their Web site.
If you are going to transfer your files using FTP, you can start my section of FTP tutorials by clicking here to access the first FTP tutorial.