Chapter 7. Getting Your Site Online

Getting Your Site Online

What good is a web site if the only person who can see it is you? This chapter covers everything you need to know about finding and buying a domain name (a web address) and buying some low-cost web space to host your web site.

By the end of this chapter you'll have an understanding of what "registering a domain name" means, and you'll also be ready to transfer your files from your computer, where only you can see them, to the Web, where everyone can see them.

We'll introduce some of the principles of File Transfer Protocol (FTP), a method of transferring files from one location to another, and even suggest an improvement ...

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