After you have finished creating your website, there are a number of additional requirements and tasks you will need to complete in order to publish your website, so it’s available online.
Below is a list of the additional requirements you will need in order to publish your web site.
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of numbers. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.
A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination of the various domain name extensions, such as .com, .net and more.
The domain name must be registered before you can use it. Every domain name is unique. No two websites can have the same domain name. If someone types in www.yourdomain.com, it will go to your website and no one else’s.
Web hosting is a service that allows organisations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed on the Internet. Web sites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.
When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your web pages will be delivered to them through the browser.
Most hosting companies require that you own your domain in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain, the hosting companies will help you purchase one.
Your web hosting provider will allow you to create special credentials for your server, Blocs will require these credentials in order to connect with your server.
Uploading To Hosting
Now you have your domain name and hosting set up, you can use the built in publishing feature from Blocs to get your site online.
If you encounter any issues with your site such as broken functionality or missing images, we recommend reading this knowledge base post that covers using the web inspector to identify and fix server side problems.