Defining a Local Site

The first step of creating a Website—before you begin to create any individual pages—is to designate or create the folder on your computer that will contain everything within your site. This process is called defining a local site. The designated folder, known as the local root folder, sets the boundaries of the local site that resides on your hard disk and mirrors the remote site, which is the actual site on the Web server that your visitors will access. Defining a local site enables you to maintain the same folder hierarchy between the local and remote versions, which is crucial to creating and maintaining a functional site.

The creation of a local site, composed of the local root folder within which you set up the structure ...

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