hosting your website on the internet

You've now got this great website I've made for you, but how do you upload it to the internet so it can be seen by anyone?

First you'll need a web site host.

  • If you have an e-mail account, it might be that you are already entitled to free web space from your internet service provider (ISP) - check the home page of your ISP, or contact them to ask if their e-mail package includes web space.

  • Even if your ISP doesn't provide free web space, there are other places that do. Sometimes a down-side of this is that they include advertisements or banners on your site, which can destroy the overall look. I can help you find a free web host if this is the path you wish to take.

  • Or, if you want, you can actually pay a professional web hosting company for some web space. This isn't as horrendously expensive as you might think, especially for small users! Often you can get a domain name in the deal, too.

Whichever option you choose, I can upload the site to your chosen web host if you give me the details to do this (often this will require some sort of user name and password, but I can discuss that in more detail with you at the time).

If you are internet-savvy, I'll supply you your completed site files by e-mail or on a floppy disk, so you can upload them to a web site host yourself.

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