Unit01-Setup a Site
What you will learn
If you do not already own your own domain name and web hosting you will need to sign up now. I use Blue Host because they have 24 hour phone support from native English Speakers. In addition I have never had to endure a poor offshore phone connection.
In this unit you will learn how to choose a domain name and sign up for new web hosting. Next you will use the c-panel to create a subdomain under your full domain name. Then you will build a folder structure on your computer to hold all the site related files. Finally you will build a new site using the Site Manager in Dreamweaver and upload an index.html file using Dreamweaver.
Professional web developers build pages on their local machine and then use a tool like Dreamweaver or Coda to upload the files to their website for testing.
In this series I will demonstrate choosing a new domain name "cooldude.com" and how easy it is to sign up for hosting. Next I will demonstrate creating the "dgm4000" sub domain on my main domain of drpauluvu.com. Then I will let you peek into my hard drive and see one of my client's site folder. After that, I will demonstrate creating a folder structure for the sub domain "dgm4000" and how to build a simple index.html file. Finally I will connect the folder on my computer to the matching folder on the sub domain and upload the index file.
In part 1 of this tutorial I show selecting a domain name and how easy it is to get web hosting.
In part 2 we add a sub domain called "dgm4000" and delete all the default files using the cPanel.
In part 3 we connect the folder on the local computer hard drive to the sub domain folder on the web host site and then upload the index file.