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Thread: hosting, ftp and all to do with it

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    hosting, ftp and all to do with it

    in the coming days I will be setting up my own personal static website, but I don't know a thing about hosting or ftp or web servers in general.

    so, I'm posting this thread in the hopes that someone can go onto amazon and find a suitable book/books for me to read, maybe you read something before and can recommend one. or maybe you just know what your looking for

    I'm not the fastest learner but I am dedicated so feel free to pile on the workload so to speak

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    i just bought this book

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Web-Hosting...ng+for+dummies

    which I hope will cover web hosting and ftp, can anyone recommend a good apache book?

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    I don't know if that book will give you the information you're looking for. It looks more like a general info book than an actual guide.

    Do this: pull up your FTP client (Filezilla, probably) and enter this address for the host and press Enter: speedtest.tele2.net/

    Your FTP client should show you a list of files.This is a public test FTP. You can drag and drop the files you see there anywhere you want. You can also enter the upload folder, drag and drop files from your computer onto it, and once they upload, you'll see them there. That's it. The upload folder on the test server is just where they want uploads to go.

    On your hosted server, you will enter the credentials they give you. Then, drop in your files. If you see a public_html folder, which you most likely won't, you'll upload them there. If you don't see the public_html folder, it's because you're already in it. That's literally it. Pop open the browser, go to your domain address and see your website.

    Some hosts will give you FTP credentials in their welcome email. On others, you'll have to log into their back end (usually cPanel) and create an FTP account. They can help you with that.

    Using FTP to upload files onto your server is hands down the simplest part of anything you've done so far.

    You won't need an Apache book. You will do nothing with Apache during this process. Your only interaction with Apache is from the browser when you enter the site's address and press Enter.
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    sounds pretty straightforward, thanks.

    when it comes time to get working with apache do I install it on my computer or web hosting account?

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    One other thing: the folder may be a www folder instead of a public_html folder. This happens in very limited circumstances, though.

    It may also be the domain associated with your site. This is common among multi-site shared hosting plans. So if you set up abc.com and def.com on your hosting plan, you may see abc.com and def.com folders under the same hosting account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by busso View Post
    sounds pretty straightforward, thanks.

    when it comes time to get working with apache do I install it on my computer or web hosting account?
    Neither. You will do literally nothing with apache. It will already be installed, configured and...you'll do nothing. No touchy.
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