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Create a Web site with FrontPage

Person publishing a Web site to a server

To get your Web site to a Web server, you must publish it.

To put your site on a Web server, you publish it. Publishing generally means copying all of the files to a remote location on a server. In most cases, the remote location is either an HTTP path or an FTP path. The path you use depends on what technologies your server supports.

A server running FrontPage Server Extensions or SharePoint Services    If your Web server is running one of these technologies, you would publish your site to an HTTP location. For example: http://MyServer/MyWebSite.

A server supporting FTP    FTP (the File Transfer Protocol) is another popular way to upload files to a remote server. If your server supports FTP, you would publish to an FTP location. For example, ftp://ftp.MyServer.com/myFolder. (Please note that even though you publish to an FTP path, you would still visit the site using an HTTP path in your browser.)

A server supporting WebDAV    Although not as common as the methods above, your server may support WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning). If this is the case, you would publish your site to an HTTP location, for example, http://MyServer/MyWebSite.

To find out which publishing method your server supports, contact your hosting company, or your IT department.

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