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The most important thing in building web pages is to start doing it. You may revise your site a number of times before you ever actually post it online. That’s ok, but recognize that it does take time to build a site – especially your first time out. It’s part of learning curve and necessary to making sure you have thoroughly thought out each aspect of your site’s navigation and content.
FTP Files to Your Website
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When you purchased your web hosting service, your web host gave you FTP credentials consisting of FTP site, user name and password for your account. You will use this information to put pages you create online.
GoLive, Dreamweaver and FrontPage all come with embedded FTP programs, so you can just enter your FTP credentials into their client and follow your program’s instructions to publish your pages.
There are times, however, when you may want to FTP files to your FTP server without using your development environment’s embedded FTP functionality. Therefore it’s a good idea to go ahead and set up a separate client for uploading things like images, pdfs, or other linked objects. Go online and download a free FTP program. Several free FTP clients you may choose to use:
- Leach FTP (Download)
- WSFTP (Download)
- Microsoft Explorer – Type FTP location into browser and then enter your credentials into popup box.
Install program and then enter your FTP information into connection screen. Once you have successfully connected to your FTP site, posting your web site is as easy as copying files from your home computer to your website.
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