Hosting. What is the World Wide Web?. The Web is a network of computers all over the world. All the computers in the Web can communicate with each other. All the computers use a communication protocol called HTTP. How does the WWW work?. How does the WWW work?
Renting a server from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a
Most small companies store their web site on a server
provided by an ISP. The advantages are:
A web address, like this
http://www.gnawebdev.com/html/index.php follows these
The table below lists some common schemes:
Graphical FTP clients simplify file transfers by allowing
you to drag and drop file icons between windows.
When you open the program, enter the name of the
FTP host (e.g., ftp.gnawebdev.com) and your username
and password. If you are logging into an anonymous
FTP server, you may not have to enter anything.
You can use a web browser to connect to FTP addresses exactly
as you would to connect to HTTP addresses. Using a web
browser for FTP transfers makes it easy for you to browse large
directories and read and retrieve files. Your web browser will
also take care of some of the details of connecting to a site and
transferring files. While this method is convenient, web
browsers are often slower and less reliable and have fewer
features than dedicated FTP clients.
Where you normally enter a URL, enter:
ftp://ftp.gnawebdev.com and enter a username and password
Choosing a domain name is a major step for any individual or organization.
When choosing a name, it is important to consider the purpose of a domain name,
which is to provide an easy way to reach your web site.
The best domains have the following characteristics:
Before you sign up with a host provider, make sure to check this:
Hosting can be FREE, SHARED or DEDICATED.