Uploading your Web Site
When your web site is ready, all the files you have created are stored on
your own computer only. To make your web site available to the public, you need
to transfer your files to a computer with a special connection to the Internet
that stores web site documents. This type of computer is known as a web server
and each school will have space allocated to them on the web server of their
particular ISP (Internet service Provider). When visitors connect to your site
on the Internet, they receive (download) your web site documents into their own
You may have to contact your ISP to enable you to use your web space.
Eircom customers can find more information on setting up web pages at http://www.eircom.net//homeuser/homepages.
Once you have made all the arrangements, you need to upload your web site to
the web server, i.e. copy your web pages and images etc. to the web server. The
most common method of moving these files to the server from your own computer
is by using FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is a
good idea to test your hyperlinks before you upload. You must be connected to
the Internet to check the hyperlinks on any of your pages that link to external
sites on the World Wide Web.