Getting Your Website Out There

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Getting Your Website Out There

  1. 1. Getting YourWebsite Out ThereThe 3 Easy PiecesBy Leslie Reeves
  2. 2. The 3 Easy Pieces 2 1. Acquire a Domain Name.1 3 2. Purchase space on a Web Host (Web Server). 3. Transfer your files to the Web Host using FTP.
  3. 3. 1 - Domain Name You will need to acquire a Domain Name A domain name is also called a Web address.  These names appear as a component of a Web sites URL, e.g. www.yahoo.com is a domain name.
  4. 4. Domain Name  Network Solutions, a web hosting service, was the first domain name registration service established in 1993.  http://www.networksolutions.com  Now, there are now many domain name registrars to choose from.  Most Web hosts provide the service to purchase a domain name or are registrars themselves.
  5. 5. 2 - Web Hosting You will need to acquire a Web Hosting Service. Usually a monthly fee, but can pay yearly for price breaks. www.godaddy.com is one of the least expensive hosting services.
  6. 6. Web Hosting When you sign up for Web space, you determine:  Your Domain Name  Your username  Your password You will use these three things to FTP your files to the Web host.
  7. 7. 3 - Uploading and FTP  You will upload your local site to your Web Host using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).  There are many free FTP programs out there, and some Web development software programs have their own built in FTP uploading your Web site.
  8. 8. Enjoy your new Web presence!

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