Transferring Files to the Server

In order for other people on the Internet to see your pages, you have to upload them to your Web host’s server. One easy way to do that is with an FTP client such as FileZilla (, which is free for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (see the tips for other FTP clients). Many Web page editors also include FTP capabilities, so you can publish pages right from there instead of using a program like FileZilla.

Typically, your Web host emails FTP connection information to you after you sign up for a hosting account. (Contact them if you didn’t receive it.) Once you have that information, you can configure your server connection and save it under a name ( through ) for easy access anytime you want ...

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