Step 6. Uploading and Testing Your Website
- FTP or SSH/Telnet?
Most webmasters use FTP or "File Transfer Protocol" programs
to upload their webpages and other files to their hosted server. FTP clients
are very easy to use, and are accepted by almost all hosting companies.
They are also buit into better html editors like Frontpage and Dreamweaver,
so you can literally write page save it and press a "publish" button.
- Where to get the programs
If you use a built-in FTP client in your html editor, you don't need to buy
or download anything else. There are advantages to stand alone FTP
programs, too, so here is a list of free and inexpensive FTP clients and
links to download them.
- How to use them
- Testing and debugging
Common pitfalls to look for
Checking your links