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If you have been following this series, then you should have your basic one-page layout done. However, if you just want to learn how to make a website live, this tutorial can help you as well. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: - Hosting Account (Bluehost) - FTP program (Filezilla) - Your website files STEP 1: Get a Hosting Account Before we begin anything, there needs to be a server where you can host your files. I am personally using BlueHost as my hosting server. You can check prices at One thing I like about BlueHost is that it includes a free domain when you first create an account with them. STEP 2: Download FileZilla In order to make your website live, you need to transfer your files from your computer to your server. You can do this directly through Bluehost, but I recommend FileZilla for ease of access. Download: STEP 3: Log-in to your hosting account and get your host & username info. Then, open FileZilla. You will notice on the top right that there is a space for you to do a "Quickconnect". Log-in by putting in your information. Take note that this information might be different if you are not using BlueHost for these steps. Host: Your domain name Username: Found on hosting account Password: Should be the same as account password STEP 4: Go into your public_html folder on the bottom right. This is where you are transferring your files. STEP 5: Select all of the files you want to transfer, right click, and click upload. Files should be uploaded. See my example at If you are having issues let me know and I can try to help you. Now that you know how to set up a simple page you can work on designing a better page and playing around with CSS.