How to Upload Webpages
You can upload web pages by using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) via software provided to you by your web host. FTP uses a client-server architecture so that you can transfer file directly from your computer to the web host. To learn how to upload web pages, you will need to secure a host, obtain a domain name for your site, enter your user ID and password, and finally use the appropriate software to transfer the files from your computer to the server.
Find and secure a host suitable to your site's needs.You can use a free site if you don't mind limitations and having the free host include its name in your site's domain name. If you want a more professional site in which you have much more control, then find an appropriate host to meet your needs. Hosts range from free, to cheap, to very expensive.
- Assess the purpose of your site, the requirements you need, and the cost involved, and then choose a host to fulfill that purpose.
Obtain a domain name for your site.You can secure an available name from your host. If you paid for a domain name then it will be unique. If you are using a free host then their brand name will likely be included in the domain name.
Recognize and access the FTP software available to you.Most hosts include software as part of the service you get for using them. There are also many free FTP programs and also some commercial FTP software, if your host does not provide one or if you want something more advanced.
Access the Internet and launch your FTP software.
Enter the host name of your site, and then enter your user name and password.All of this information can be obtained from your host, if you do not already have this information available.
Locate the local window and the remote window within the FTP software.The local window will show the files on your computer. The remote window shows the file to be seen on the Internet.
Transfer the files you wish to upload to the Internet by copying them from the local window to the remote window.This can be done by selecting the files in the local window and then finding and utilizing the transfer button within the software.
- Be sure to update your site regularly by making alterations to the web files on your computer and then re-uploading them to your site by using your FTP software.
- If you maintain subfolders for some of your web files, you should replicate those folders in your remote window within the FTP software you are using.
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