Once you have finished writing your web page, it is time to make it available to the rest of the web.
Serving your web page involves three major steps
Transferring your HTML document from your personal computer to the web server where it will be served from
Making sure that people on the web have permission to read the document from the web server
Letting people know how to find your web page
Unfortunately, there are about a zillion little specialized features that sysadmins can have on their servers that makes this process confusing and specific to their system, so this discussion must remain fairly generic.
In order to transfer your HTML document to a web server, you will probably use some form of "FTP" client. You will then connect to your web server using the address, username, and password given to you by your sysadmin.
Once connected, you will transfer the HTML file from your local directory to your web directory specified by your sysadmin. I recommend transferring in ASCII mode, but with HTML it does not matter as much as it does with CGI scripts
Once your files have been transferred, you must make sure that the permissions are set correctly if the web server is running a UNIX OS. To do this, you should use the chmod command with syntax something like the following:
chmod 644 myhtmlfile.html
Notice that you should use the .html (or .htm for some servers) extension for HTML files.
Once you have set the permissions so that people on the web have access to your files, you are ready to tell people what URL they should type into their browser's location window in order to look at your page. Your sysadmin should help you define the URL.