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How to publish Web sites with FTP

Server and its FTP host name

An example of an FTP host name.

Of all the information to have before publishing, the FTP host name is probably the most important.

The FTP host name is the name of the server you need to publish to. The host name will vary, depending on how your hosting company has the server set up. Here are two examples of host names:

  • ftp.example.com
  • YourName.example.com

Later, when you type your host name into FrontPage, you will do so like this: ftp://ftp.example.com. But we'll cover this in the next lesson.

Note   ¬†Remember, the FTP host name is the back door to accessing and publishing your site. People won't use this to visit the site. The address they use will be the HTTP address, for example, http://www.example.com.

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