Uploading your Website - Jason Mayo session
Today was a really good session in Web. Jason explained to us how we would upload our websites. He went through different hosting and domain name providers, along with what he recommended using and the pricing of the providers.
I didn’t realise that so much went into putting up a website online though. There are options to consider such as what type of server to use (e.g. Windows or Linux), whether to use a shared server or a dedicated server and what provider to use for hosting, domain name and FTP.
Jason also gave us some troubleshooting pointers which are listed in my notes - these are some common errors that come up after uploading the site and how to fix them. As well as that he explained what debugging was (a term which I hadn’t come across before). This involves checking a website on various browsers to make sure it worked and if not, how to resolve the problems that may come up.
He also went over a few other areas that were really useful such as bits of software to make life a little easier and backing up websites during the coding process.
I now feel I have the confidence to have a go at uploading my site, as before today I wouldn’t of known were to start!