Lesson 4: Setting up your infrastructure

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If you are not ready to commit to setting up a web site, skip this lesson and the next and head on over to the lesson on Links and Anchors.


As you've seen already, you don't need to actually upload your web pages to a server in order to test them: you can display pages locally on your browser.

But once you're ready to start working on the web, you need to make lots of decisions and set up various components to make it all happen.

In this lesson, we outline the decisions you need to make in setting up a web site, including:


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Lesson 4: Infrastructure

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Supplemental materials

    A cumulative summary of the contents of the course so far: Click here


Hands on exercise

For those who want to practice using what we cover in this class, we continue the process with the lab in the next lesson: uploading your files and testing them from your ISP's server.

For this lesson, it is sufficient for you to document (in writing, on paper or in a Notepad file), what you have decided. You can revisit your decisions, but you need to at least make a first cut.


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