Lesson 12: Putting Your Site Online

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Step 2: FTP In Action

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Download FileZilla to upload your website.

If you're looking to buy a domain name and server space, here are a list of reputable companies where you can shop around: Fat Cow, InMotion, GoDaddy, Hostgator, A Small Orange and iPage.

Most likely you'll need only a very basic plan. If you're using eCommerce features, Wordpress or Drupal, make sure your hosting plan can support these features.

The main problems students encounter with FTP come from not writing correct file paths. Double check that everything's working once you put your site online!

UMass students can access their server space here.

Where to Go From Here

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If you want to continue developing your design skills, there are plenty of resources online. AIGA, the largest professional design organization, has student groups around the country. The Society for News Design has a student contest, as does the Online News Association.

How and Communication Arts are industry standard design magazines, and Site Inspire does its job well.

If you want to continue coding, Code Academy is your best resource. Learn Python the Hard Way is also free online.

The website in the video above is called How Many People Are In Space Right Now? Finally, you can listen to the full Home Body song you've heard for six weeks here.

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Log in to Moodle to complete Assignment 12.