Web Site Development - Registering & Publishing

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Searching for an Available Domain Name

You can register any domain name for your Web site that hasn't already been taken by someone else. Finding out whether a name is already in use is easy — and free. To see whether a domain name is already [more…]

Getting Web Server Space

A Web server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and runs special software that enables it to provide information to Web users. You can easily get space on a Web server. Several Web-based [more…]

Weaving through Web Hosting Service Features

A number of businesses and organizations offer web hosting service — that is, space on their web server for your website. Most of these organizations charge for this service, and fees vary. You should [more…]

How to Publish Your iWeb Web Site

After you finish with a new iWeb site, Mac Snow Leopard makes it easy to get your masterpiece on the Web. You can publish your site by using your MobileMe account or publish to a separate server maintained [more…]

Domain Name Best Practices

A domain name, like a phone number, is how potential visitors find you — the site you work so hard to bring to reality. Unlike a phone number, though, you do have to purchase a domain name and register [more…]

Research the Availability of the Domain Name You Want

When building a website, you need to research whether the domain name that you or your client is absolutely head over heels in love with is taken.

Step 1 is to type the name in a web browser to see whether [more…]

How to Register Your Domain Name

When building a website, you first must make sure that the coast is clear and the domain name you want is indeed available. Next, it’s time to register that domain name. When you register a domain name [more…]

How to Determine Your Web-Hosting Needs

When you create a website — perhaps for a client — you obviously include what is needed: nuts and bolts, bells and whistles. So, it only makes sense that when the site going live is a reality, or close [more…]

How to Choose the Right Web Host for Your Site

After you determine your site needs from the server, it’s time to choose a web-hosting service. Like any industry, you’ll encounter varying degrees of competency and customer service, so take the time [more…]

Choosing a Web Host

Picking from the plethora of web hosts can be difficult. Here are a few quick tips to help you choose among the different web hosting options: [more…]

Record Your Web Hosting Login Details

Remembering your web server's IP address and other details can be difficult. Use this quick reference to store all of your web hosting login information in an easily accessible format. [more…]

Checklist for Moving to a New Web Server

If you're planning on moving your website to a new web server, print the following checklists and mark the left column when you have copied those things from the old server; mark the right column when [more…]

How to Design a Placeholder Page for Your Website

A placeholder page is exactly what it sounds like: It’s the default home page that visitors see at a particular web address — your domain name — when you [more…]

How to Style a Placeholder Page for Your Website

The best custom placeholders for websites are simple HTML web pages that identify the site (logo, company/owner name, tag line, and other branding) and offer a means of contacting the site owner by both [more…]

How to Upload a Placeholder Page for Your Website

When a custom placeholder page is created for a client’s webpage, be sure you get your client’s approval on the page before publishing it. This gives the client the opportunity to review your work and [more…]

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Programs to Publish a Website

You can use many different FTP applications to transfer your files to your website. Although their interfaces may be somewhat different, most FTP applications allow you to do the same things with your [more…]

How to Set Up a Remote Connection to Publish Your Website

After you have chosen your method of FTP for your website (which may include purchasing, downloading, and installing a standalone application), your next step is to set up the remote connection to the [more…]

How to Transfer Files to Your Website with Dreamweaver

If you chose to use Dreamweaver to create your website, you have a number of ways to transfer files to your webpage through the Files panel. The smartest way to transfer files is to use the expanded Files [more…]

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