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To do this you should first learn XHTML. XHTML is the language that web browsers use to display web pages.

What about HTML? XHTML 1 is based on HTML 4.01, however it has some minor changes so that it conforms to the XML standard. There is a newer standard called HTML5, the XHTML version of this is called XHTML5. This tutorial uses the XHTML 1 standard. For more information about the different HTML/XHTML standards you can check out, they set the standards of this for the world.

The only significant difference between HTML and XHTML is that all tags should be in all lowercase and tags that don't have an end tag should end with "/>" instead of ">".
Important note: You should ALWAYS end tags that do not have an end tag with a space a slash and a greater then sign (" />") if you are using XHTML. The space is so the code will work on HTML only browsers.

What the heck is a tag? You may be wondering. XHTML XML, HTML, and possibly other languages use a system of tags and attributes, enclosed between "<" and ">". Whatever is between "<" and ">" is code. The first piece of text after "<" is the tag.

Updates (Feb 22, 2021)
This article was original created over five years ago and it is not as up to date as most of the pages on this website, however; most of this information is still relevant today. I decided to do some updating since the web design language has gone through some changes since I originally posted this. Unlike the main pages on this website, this page does use some code that is considered depreciated by today's standards. The following four paragraphs explain some of these changes and add some additional information about web design.

CSS update: Some of the web design standards have changed since this tutorial was first created. I may create an updated tutorial in the future. For now I am going to go over some important changes. The old code will still work, however CSS is very helpful and is what is recommended to use for adjusting what text looks like. This is because with CSS you can specify how you want a certain formatting of text to appear once and then use that formatting multiple times. So you can create a class called "important" and specify that it is to be red and bold. Then every time you use "important" text you use the class attribute, see

Deprecated HTML codes update: The newest HTML is HTML5. All code mentioned in this tutorial WILL work with HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1 unless otherwise specified. Some HTML tags are depreciated, meaning they are outdated and should not be used any more. One of these is the font tag. Don't use it, use CSS instead. Also the font tag is NOT allowed in the HTML5 standard.
Example non-sarif blue font: <span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:blue;">non-sarif blue text</span>
Example sarif blue font:<span style="font-family:'Times New Roman',serif;color:blue;">sarif blue text</span>
(You could also use the value "#0000ff". That specifies the exact color value. See w3schools - CSS Legal Color Values And you can also look up "web safe colors") You can specify more then one font and the last thing should be a "generic family" which is the type of font to use. If the first font choice is not available the web browser uses the next one, etc. See - font-family and - Web Safe Fonts
The center tag and align attribute are not allowed in HTML5. For centering you can use style="margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" on images and tables, use style="text-align:center; on text.
The tt tag is not allowed in HTML5. Use style="font-family:monospace" instead.
The big and small tags are not allowed in HTML5 use CSS font-size instead. See - CSS font-size Property
<span style="font-size:large;">Big text</span>
<span style="font-size:small;">Small text</span>
The underline tag u can be used in HTML5, however it may not be a good idea if the text is not a link. People that use the web usually think if the text is underlined they can click on it.

Accessibility update
Images should always have an alt attribute. The alt attribute is required according to the HTML specifications. This is used if the person visiting your page can not see or the image does not load. See - HTML <img> alt Attribute
When you create a form use the label tag. This is for people that can not see the form and use a screen reader. See - HTML <label> Tag.

Advice on coding HTML/XHTML update: is a great resource for coding web pages. You can look up HTML and CSS code there, the information is up to date and very helpful. I use it a lot. Also notice that almost all of the web pages on this website are validated. I hand type my code and I am very meticulous. So go ahead and check out the web pages on and be sure to click on the validate link on the bottom left corner of the pages to see how the pages validate. sets the standards for web design code and they have a validator which is what I use to check my code. Check it out at You don't have to do it yourself, Delta Fox Design is here to help. So contact us for expert help in setting up and designing your website.

When I type up XHTML I sometimes refer to a copy of the "VisiBone's Web Designer's HTML Chart". This is a preview picture of a poster from, I saved the image of the poster off there web site. Unfortunitly now they only have the preview image in a low resalution so you can't read it well. You can buy the poster to hang on your wall to use as a reference, or check out

Another important language that is used to design web pages is CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). All of the text formatting and coloring that can be done with HTML/XHTML can also be done with CSS. CSS is used to style the web page document, while HTML or XHTML is used to define the layout of the document. w3 (who sets these standards) now recommends styling (that includes coloring and text properties) with CSS rather then with HTML or XHTML. There is some styling that CSS can do which HTML/XHTML can't. For simplicity I will not be going into coding with CSS in this tutorial.

Step 1 -- Learning XHTML

Click here to start learning xhtml by looking at some examples, in "xhtml-example.htm".
Note: Do not try to learn by viewing the source code of "xhtml-example.htm" because your head might blow up. If you want to learn by viewing the source code, check out "xhtml-example-noshow.htm".
You do know I'm only joking when I say your head might blow up.
Click here to view "xhtml-example-noshow.htm", this is the same as "xhtml_example.htm" except you have to select "view source" in your browser to see the codes.

Step 2 -- Coding

First off what is a web page and how is one made? For this web page I am using MSWord (only because it checks spelling). I am saving in text only. I am typing all the html codes myself (which almost always show up a spelling errors). To make a web page you can use any text editor, just always save in plain text with a ".htm" or ".html" extension. When saving using notepad put the file name in quotes so it doesn't add ".txt" at the end. (If you have "hide file extensions for known file types" disabled you don't need to put the file name in quotes.)

The horrible "hide file extensions for known file types" feature

Note that it is not absolutely necessary to change this feature, and if you are using someone else's computer they may not want you to anyway.

One thing I don't like is the "hide file extensions for known file types" feature. In my opinion it should NEVER be used EVER! In my opinion it is a security risk, and it makes things more difficult. There is NOTHING good about it. To disable this horrible feature:

  1. Open any folder.
  2. Select "view" from the menu.
  3. Select "Folder Options...".
  4. Click "view".
  5. Make sure the checkbox next to "Hide file extensions for known file types" is empty.
    If it's not empty, click it so it becomes empty.
  6. Click "OK".

That's all, this setting will stay like this now. So now you can actually see what all the file extensions are. This is important because if you save a html file in notepad you might end up with "filename.htm.txt" however if you have "Hide file extensions for known file types" active it will show up as "filename.htm", and it will be difficult to get rid of the ".txt" on the end. A workaround is to save html files in notepad using quotation marks around the file name.

XHTML Grammar

I don't like how MSWord saves files into html format. MSWord adds extra crap to the html code, it also sometimes uses poor html grammar, for example this is some html code generated by MSWord 97:
<B><FONT SIZE=2><P>This is bold. <I>This is italic and bold. </B>This is italic only. </I>This is plain text</P>

This is very poor html grammar. I take great offense at any person or program that produces trash like this. Anyone or anything that writes html code like this, should not be writing html.
But it works! You may say, and that's true, it does work (amazingly). Like this sentences I can write and understand it you might doesn't mean I should do it though. Get the point.

So what's wrong with the way MSWord does HTML? Well the all caps is acceptable for HTML, what bothers me is how the tags overlap. Is the "b" tag in the "i" tag, or is the "i" tag in the "b" tag. A proper HTML code with good grammar is:
<B>This is bold. <I>This is italic and bold. </I></B><I>This is italic only. </I>This is plain text

Neither of these two are valid XHTML. This is the proper XHTML code (it is also proper HTML):
<p><font size="2">
<b>This is bold. <i>This is italic and bold. </i></b><i>This is italic only. </i>This is plain text

All I did was quote the value "2" and change codes to lowercase.

It is perfectly acceptable to add tabs, line returns, and spaces between tags, these will all be interpreted as one space. It is best to try your page on different browsers. Your web page should be designed so you don't have to scroll sideways when the screen resolution is 640x480.

Step 3 -- Your first web site

Type the following into notepad and save it as index.htm:
<!DOCTYPE html
   PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<title>My first web site</title>
<p>This is my first web site. <a href="second.htm">Click here to go to my second web page</a></p>

Type the following and save it as "second.htm", and save it into the same folder that you saved "index.htm":
<!DOCTYPE html
   PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<title>My first web site</title>
<p>This is another page of my web site. <a href="index.htm">Click here to go back to my home page</a></p>

How to get a world wide web site up now!: Simple enough, no? This is an example of a simple web site. You can send these files to a hosting company, and have your very own world wide web site.

An off-line file path: A web site is just a bunch of files in a bunch of folders. The first thing you should start out with is what you want your web site to be about. Then pick a name for your web site. I started out by creating a folder called "DeltaFoxDesign" in my hard drive. I then created a folder called "WebSite" and put that in the folder named "DeltaFoxDesign". I then created a file called "Index.htm", and saved that in the "WebSite" folder. The full address of this file on my computer is:
(I changed "Index.htm" to "index.htm")
This is the path to the copy of Delta Fox Design's home page that is in my computer.

An on-line file path: The name of the file you are looking at now is "DesignWebSite.htm", it is in a folder named "how-to", and that folder is in "". So the full address of the file you are looking at is:

File paths explained: In order to have a web site it is important to know how all the files connect together. With almost all systems a file location is specified with a path. A file path is a map. The first part of the file path is the starting point. After the first slash ("/" on some systems "\" on others), is the fist folder you go into, or it is the name of the file to be displayed.

Where does the path start?: The path starts in what is called the root directory. On the Internet the root directory is always a domain name. On a system running Windows or DOS the root directory is a drive letter, "C:" for the main hard drive, "A:" for the main floppy disk drive. Sometimes there is no root directory specified in a path, in this case the path starts from where you are now, this type of path is called a relative path. A path that has the root directory in it is an absolute path. Always use absolute paths in the address bar.

Relative paths The web site I had you create uses relative paths. If you start a path with a folder name then a slash, the starting point will be where you are. If you have a path with just a filename, the starting point will be where you are. A single dot means right here so, if you start a path with ".\" or "./" the starting point will still be where you are. Two dots mean right outside the folder you are in, so if you are in a folder named "two" which is inside a folder named "one", then you start a path with "..\" or "../" the starting point will be the folder called "one". Relative paths can not be used from the address bar.

Here are some examples of relative links:
index.htm - Link to
./index.htm - Link to
../index.htm - Link to

Step 4 -- Adding and Creating Pictures

Pictures are referenced using a path the same way links are. To add a picture to your site you can add the following line to one of your web pages:
<img src="myfirstimage.gif" />
Then you can create the image in paintbrush and save it as a ".gif", file. Some versions of paintbrush don't support ".gif", so you can save as ".bmp" and use a program that converts ".bmp" files to ".gif" files. Another approach is to use a program that creates .gif files. Good picture files for the Internet should be ".gif", or ".jpg" files. Sometimes it's good to use ".png" files. Gimp is a nice free picture making program, it makes animated gifs too. You can also download pictures for free (always make sure you are given the rights to display the picture on your site though, the images should say "royalty free", or you should have specific permision to use them). You can also use a digital camera. Digital cameras automatically store files in jpeg (".jpg") format.

What format to use:
jpeg (pronounced jay-peg) images - usually end with .jpg and is a good format for photographs and gradient patterns, it is not good for sharp edges, or cartoon like images. It is very well supported on the Internet. The compression is lossy, which means that when the file is saved, some quality is lost.
gif images - usually end with .gif, it is a good format for pictures that have only a few colors (less then 256). This is good for pictures with sharp edges, and for cartoon like pictures it is great. It is very well supported on the Internet, and it can be used for animated images, and for images that have a transparent background. The compression is lossless, which means that when the file is saved, it does not loss quality. Although many times quality is lost when saving into this format due to dithering (using a few colors in a way that gives the illusion of many colors) or colors not being saved accurately.
PNG images - usually end with .png and it's support on the Internet is good. But not supported on older browsers. If you have a bitmap file with over 256 colors, but lots of flat areas, and you need to preserve sharp edges, this format is a must. This format is also good for photographs and many other images. The compression is lossless. It also supports a wide range of transparency.
bitmap image - usually ends in .bmp, and it is not well supported on the Internet (most likely to deter people from using it there). Unlike all the formats mentioned previously it is an uncompressed format; each pixel is encoded separately. The quality is never lost if you save into 24-bit.

Step 5 -- Making your web site public

Why this step is so long?: If you think this step "Step 5", is long, I tell you it is long for good reason. This step is not meant to overwhelm you. Getting your site on line is a very importer step. This step is not long because there is a lot you have to do to get your site on the Internet. This step is long because there are so many different ways to do it. And there is a wide selection of great companies to help you do it (including and especially Delta Fox Design).
   Do not try to remember all the information in this step. Different people will find different parts of this step useful. Some things in this step are very advanced, so if there is something you don't understand, don't worry about it.

Overview of how the Internet works

What is web hosting?: It is not domain registration. Web hosting as you may already know is a service where you rent space to store your web site, so it can be viewed from anywhere in the world. Web hosting is not very useful by its self, you also need a web address so people other then yourself can find your site. Fortunately most web hosting companies will rent you a domain name for free, or $10 a year (this is called domain registration). A domain name is the best kind of web address to have.

What is a server?: A server is any computer that is connected to the Internet, and is set up to have one or more folders accessible on the Internet. A web server is what you need to use to put your web site on the Internet. When you use a web server to store your web site, and make it accessible to anyone on the Internet, using the "http" or "https" protocol, it is called web hosting. To put it simply, the server is what is used to store the web site, and make it accessible on the Internet. Web hosting is what the server does to make the web site available on the Internet. A web server can host web sites.

Web addresses, and domain names: Before you put anything on the Internet you should come up with a good web address. The web address is not the physical location of the web site, it is more like a unique code that tells your visitor's web browser how to find your web site. The simplest and best type of web address is nothing more then "http://www." followed by a domain name. If you are paying for hosting you will probably want to use this type of web address. Usually a web hosting company will provide domain name registration, which just means they set up and manage the domain for you. You can also register a domain name with one company, and use the domain name with another company. For example, I decided I wanted to use "" for the web address of this web site. So I registered "DELTAFOXDESIGN.COM", the domain registration company then automatically gave me the "www.".

What's in an address, or URL?:
A web address is also called a URL. The reason is that URL stands for Uniform Resource Locater, which just means it tells the web browser how to get any file from anywhere on the Internet.
The address (URL) of this web page on the Internet is:

This is how the address (URL) is processed by the web browser. Note, this is the order that the URL is processed.

  1. The first part "http:" tells the web browser to access the file like a web page (which in this case means to display it).
  2. The ".com" is a very general category of the web site. It means that this is a commercial site (however, many sites that are non-commercial now end in .com, so .com has little meaning).
  3. The "deltafoxdesign" is the main part of the web address, this is usually the name of the company, or organization, with the spaces removed.
  4. The forth part that is processed is either a "host name" or a "subdomain", in this case it is the "host name" "www". www stands for World Wide Web.

"Host name" versus "Subdomain", and folders: This is something that confused me when I started getting interested in how domain names work (see Howstuffworks and Howstuffworks - How Domain Name Servers Work).
   The "Host name" refers to a number called an IP address. Different IP addresses might be used to access different types of information. "www" usualy refers to the IP address for files, while "mail" usually refers to the IP address for email.
   A subdomain is a special feature that is available with some hosting companies. It is a shortcut. So if you have a file called index.htm that is in a folder called "john" that is in a folder called "name", that is in a folder called "user", that is in, then the URL would be:
However you can create a subdomain called userjohn that points to the same file, so the URL would be:

OK now that you have had a crash course in how the Internet works, lets move on to how to get your site on the Internet.

In order to put a site on the Internet you need a web address (AKA a "URL"), and hosting to store your site. There are three ways to get this. The first way I will describe is "Paid web hosting", most hosting companies will also provide you with your own domain name. This first option is the one I recommend most. The second option I mention is free web hosting, which has the disadvantage of having less features, and you are usually required to have one or more advertisements on your web site. Lastly I mention hosting your own web site, which is great, catch is, it takes some work to set up, and you have to have a high speed connection to the Internet that is always on (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Paid web hosting

There are many web hosting companies out there you can pay to host your web site. These hosting companies have different features and pricing. In this section I will outline some of the features to look at:

The price of hosting varies by company and by how long you sign up for. Also the renewal price is sometimes higher then the initial period. This is not always shown upfront, and sometimes you even have to partially go through the sign up process to see what the different prices are.
Web Space
This is how much space you have to fit all the files in your website. What takes up the most space is video. Pictures and sound can also take up quit a bit of space, but not as much as video.
This is how much traffic your site can have. I recommend choosing a hosting company that provides "Unlimited" bandwidth. This way you don't have to worry about being charged for going over.
number of Domains
Some companies put a limit on how many domain names you can attach to your hosting plan. Add-on domains are domains that link to a separate folder so you can have whole separate websites. Parked domains point to the same location as your main domain. The Parked domains will take customers to the same website as your main domain. Sub domains go in front of the main domain with a dot (for example they link to a separate folder.
email accounts
You should be sure the company you choose has enough email accounts for your domain. Also consider how much space is allowed for the email accounts.

For more information be sure to check out the Links page.

You can get your web site up by paying a fee to another company, however; this may not be what you want. There are two other ways to get your web site on the Internet.

Free web hosting

Host your web site for free: If you are tight on money, the best thing for you to do may be to get free web hosting, and pay a small fee per year for your own domain name. In fact you don't even need to have your own domain name to do this (but it does make your web site easier to find). Some companies will provide free space for your web site, but there is usually (or always) a catch. Some free hosting companies require you to allow there advertisement on your web pages. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) may even offer free website hosting, this would be a good thing to ask about.

Hosting it yourself

Edit April 17, 2021: WARNING, you should never use your personal computer as a server! It is a security risk! If you don't have a separate physical computer you can install a Virtual Machine using Virtual Box. Then you can install an Operating System in the Virtual Machine, I recommend some version of Linux. Most versions of Linux are free. Then you can set up the server in the Virtual Machine. This will give your host system (the main Operating System your computer came with) a layer of protection. This way if the server gets hacked, they can't access your personal files. The server should be able to be always on and always connected to the internet.

Edit April 17, 2021 continued: You can rent your own Virtual Computer that is always online from Interserver (that is called a VPS) for $6 a month. Then you can set up a web-server on it. It is much easier to rent Web Hosting instead, the web-server is already installed and set up in that case. You can rent Web Hosting for as little as $5 a month.

Hosting your own web site: You may be saying "I already have a computer that is always on the Internet, why do I need to rent someone else's?". If you are asking that then good for you. If you are not, then you probably already know at least some of the work required in setting up your own server.
   If you read the paragraph about my experience getting into web design, you would know that the book "PHP and MySQL" by Sam's Publishing, is a great book for starting your own web server. Having your own web server puts the control in your hands. If you have a computer that is always on the Internet with a high speed connection, this may be a great option for you. I don't know everything about setting up a server myself, but don't let that stop you. The fact that I don't know how to do something does not mean that you can't become an expert at it. If you want to learn, then read, practice what you read, and don't be afraid to admit when you don't know something. All the information in the world is to much for one mere person to know. We all have to learn from each other if we ever want to progress. I suggest you use a domain registration company and hosting company for a few months, before you get into setting up your own server.

The basics of setting up your own server: If you want to go for hosting your web site your self, I recommend that you still pay a company for your domain registration. Registering your own domain only costs about $10.00 a year. Open the book PHP and MySQL by Sam's Publishing and find the section on "Installing PHP and MySQL" First you will want to set up MySQL (A database management language for your server). MySQL will allow your server (computer) to keep track of important information. Next you set up PHP, you will need this for your computer to process on-line forms. (There are other server-side programming languages you can use besides PHP, but I like PHP.) Then you will need to install and set up Apache, a very popular free web server. The last step is to set up what folders on your computer you want to browse as a web page. The last step is a bit complicated. Also you may have to set up some other things to get everything running just right. Once everything is all set up, it should be smooth and easy sailing. Just make sure you keep your computer protected from Internet attacks, such as viruses, cracks, and worms.

For more more information on setting up your own hosting, you can check out the Other tutorials, and the Links page.

Other options

I know I said there are three ways to do it, however; there are a few other options that fall in-between. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider), might have free web hosting for you, you should call up and ask. You might have a friend that has a web server you can use. You might be able to get a group of people to help you build and set up a server, or set up an existing computer as a server. Your company might have a web server you can use, make sure you ask first (the server might be limited to only work related sites). Asking around is always a good thing to do, you never know what you may find. Just be sure you know what you can and can not do before you start using someone else's computer to host your web site or other content (the rules are not always obvious).

Good luck, and if you need assistance, or you have any other questions, visit the Contact page.

In case you're wondering, I did not get paid any money for advertising the hosting companies, or for advertising the book "MySQL and PHP". I am mentioning them because I think they are well worth being mentioned.

Great, now you have your web site on the Internet. If you got your site on the Internet before the first time you read this paragraph, you are incredibly fast. It will probably take at least a few days to decide on how and when you want to put your site up. And Delta Fox Design is here to help you design it, and provide other support. So when you're ready you can just come pack here and then click "Step 6"

Step 6 -- Adding extras to your web site

If you choose to, you can add some extras to your site to make it stand out, and to add more functionality. This is usually done using JavaScript, this is a good method, because it does not cost any extra to include it, and you can get JavaScript code for free to add to your site. Learning JavaScript is more complicated then learning XHTML/HTML, and in fact you may not need to add anything extra to your site.

If your web site has forms, you will probably need to find or create server side code (like PHP, ASP, or Purl). This is also something you can find for free. If you have anything more then a very simple form, you will need to pay someone to design the code for you, or learn a web based computer language.

Step 7 -- Advertising your web site

When you have completed your website you can submit it to some websites for free, to make your site easier for people to find. Make sure your website doesn't have any under construction pages before you submit it and that all the links work. It's also good to make sure your site has informative descriptions and relevant keywords in the "meta" tags. Some sites you can submit your website to can be found in the Links page.

Step 8 -- Making money on your web site

There are several examples of how to bring in some cash right on this web page. On top of this page there is a (hopefully) very cool advertisement banner. The advertisement is most likely about designing your own web site. Since the advertisement is managed by a third party, I don't have to worry about it. Below there is a whole bunch of links related to the subjects of this web page, they work the same way. I set up where the advertisement goes and what it looks like, a third party called ____ then gets advertisers to pay money to Delta Fox Design in exchange for the advertising. These are called sponsored links, usually the advertisement has to be clicked on for the site with the sponsored links, to get any money.

The sponsored links are a win/win/win/win service. The advertisers get more publicity on there site, which makes the site more profitable. The site that has the links gets money from the advertisers. The third party that manages the links gets some money and popularity (which then turns into even more money). The reader like you gets to see at a glance other web sites that may provide more information. And everyone benefits.

What money comes around goes around: Money is in and of it's self useless. It only has value from agreement. Payment can be an investment. I invest in web hosting and a domain name, In exchange I hope to get something more back, with the addition of some work I put into my company. Work does not have to be unpleasant, some times I enjoy the hours of time I spend coding and typing. Not all spending of money is intended to bring more money. It is my sincere hope that whatever money my customers spend investing in Delta Fox Design's web services, and other company's services, that customer happily earns all back, and then some. Because as I have said, "your success is my success". My idea is that the world works best with people willing and able to pool there resources together, that is why the Delta Fox Design motto is "To the benefit of society by working together".

Sell what you know. Sell services you like to preform. Buy and sell. Make things from your inner artist, and sell them. Find ways to get paid for the things you like to do. Seek support and advice from others. It is your life, it was meant for you to enjoy. There must be countless great things you can make and sell. Lots of ways to make money if you really want to get out there. When you start getting frustrated with life, you must realize that things take a very very much longer time then you think sometimes, and you have to be patient and willing to learn. Think about this: It is not only the destination that matters, it is also the journey. If you are not enjoying the journey and you are only waiting for a small reward, or a small time of pleasure, is that not an incredible wast. I think we all (including me) need to remember that. And if you get nothing else from the whole of this site, maybe that is enough to make your stop by worth it.

Before you go, please take a moment to look over the sponsored links, and read the "In closing" note at the end of this web page. As always we here at Delta Fox Design truly appreciate you stopping by (even if you didn't decide to buy anything).

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In closing

If you found this page useful, you can create a link to it by copying the following code to your site:
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P.S.: I am always in the process of learning more. I set up PHP and MySQL on my home computer. By the time you read this I will have learned and done more. There are great help files for MySQL, you can find them where you installed MySQL, I use the two html files (mysql/Docs/manual.html and mysql/Docs/manual_toc.html).

Web Disk: Some hosting company uses a system called Web Disk for web site uploading. It works kind of like ftp. The way Web Disk works is that you go to the cpanel of your web site, then you select Web Disk, then you select the operating system, then you click the link. Then you enter your user name and password, and finally you can drag your files into it. Web Disk uses a secure protocol (https believe it or not), so it is more secure then ftp.

In closing: If you have not done so I suggest you at least check out a few more pages of this site. (These open in the same window):
Delta Fox Design Home page
Delta Fox Design Site Map
Delta Fox Design Links page

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