Uploading website


#1

Is it just me or is this really complicated? Uploading a website should be easy but not for me. I am totally new at this and not that computer efficient so I really do need help. I am trying to activate my new website but apparently cannot do so until it has been uploaded into dreamhost which I cannot do as I don’t know how. I go into net2ftp, login without a problem then what. I have tried clicking on my website domain name but it then shows me 3 files, 2 of which contain nothing and one name quickstart.html. What do I do next? thanks for any help! Isabelle


#2

Essentially, you upload, from your computer onto the web server computer, the files that will comprise your website and you use FTP to do this. Here are some beginners’ guides:

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Building_A_Website
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP_Overview
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP

Alternately, if you don’t already have your website files created, consider having our one-click installer build you a basic Website:

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Category:One_Click_Installs

WordPress is a great first choice, as it create beautiful blogs and other websites (using the Pages) functionality, and is really easy to use.