Managing Online Content and Web Hosting
After your website is ready and you registered a domain, the final step is to upload the website source files to make the site available to public. For the first time, you can give the source files to your host and these are uploaded live on the server. However, you can always manage these files, make a change in a file, for example news in News page, and upload it yourself.
There are different ways to do it, and the most common is using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). It helps you transfer files such as HTML and graphics files from one computer to another. Filezila is a widely used software where you can login into your server and transfer files from your PC to the server. You can immediately see the changes in live website.
Before you begin using Filezila, you may need to do some settings as required by firewall of your network or if you use a proxy server. After you upload files for the first time independently, it becomes very easy to manage site content as you can make changes anytime and upload the new pages.
Another option is to use publishing software that is part of HTML editors such as FrontPage. You do not need to transfer any files to server – FrontPage does that for you automatically.
Another alternative is to use a CMS (Content Management System). Your web designer and development team gives you a user interface where you can manage content, navigation, graphics and these are updated to the live site directly.