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At this point, construction of your home page is complete but your page still resides on your computer, not on the internet. If you log on to the Internet, however, you should be able to test all your links to external web sites.

You are now ready to publish your page on the World Wide Web. To do this, you will need to copy your page and all graphic and music files which your page uses from your computer's hard drive to a web server (computer).

The Internet service provider (ISP) that you use for Internet access might provide free web hosting to its customers. Many do.  If not, there are a number of companies that will provide server space at no charge. You will, however, be required to include a banner or icon somewhere on the page to promote the free hosting service or their sponsors.

Although there are disadvantages to using free web hosting services, such services do provide an opportunity  to learn and develop basic web publishing skills.  Alternatively, there are many professional web hosting companies that offer inexpensive hosting packages with advanced features for under $10 per month.

When you register for web hosting services, you will be sent instructions on how to upload files to the web server. The web host will also provide you with a user ID and password so that other people can't access or alter your files.