The creation of your website pages is completed on your computer. Then, you
have to place those files you created on a server where you have decided to have
your website is hosted. The first step in doing this is to of course build and complete
your website, and then set up a user name and password for your site with a
The files you created are transferred to the server of the hosting company by use
of what is called FTP. This is the fastest and safest way for all of your files to be
transferred. This is a direct link to the server where other people will view and
access your website.
To set up an FTP link, you need to find out the name of the FTP host from your
hosting company. You will have a user name and a password so that you can
access the link and upload your web pages. The use of a user name and password
is important so that no one else can access, change or delete your web pages.
Many programs like WebSite Builders allow you to input this information once and
save it so you don’t have to enter your username and password each time you want
to publish your website. Some WebSite Builders like Yahoo’s don’t even need you
to enter FTP, user name, and passwords in, because all this information is
automatically saved within your account.