Chapter . Create and Publish a Web Site

Creating a Web page is not rocket science—millions of ordinary people have successfully done so with no training or prior experience. For a simple Web page, all you must do is mark up a plain text file with a few special tags enclosed in angle brackets, upload it to a Web server, and wait for the world to beat a path to your virtual door.

But behind this deceptively simple process are some potential sources of confusion that often require at least a modicum of geek mojo to overcome, such as:

How do I get started learning HTML? (Or, for that matter, do I need to learn it at all?)

How do I choose a Web hosting provider?

How do I get my files onto the server? (And what in the world is FTP, anyway?)

How do I ...

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