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Up and Running: Domains, Web Hosting, and FTP


Chris Castiglione
Co-Founder, One Month (YC-backed learning platform)

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About This Class

You’ve taken a few HTML or CSS classes and you’re thinking: now what? How do I get this stuff up on the Web? We’re here to help.

This livestream will guide you through the steps to setting up a domain and hosting for the first time. We’ll review some best practices and upload our files to the server using an FTP client so that we can get your site live!


  • Introduction 1:53
  • Let's Get Started 3:43
  • Hosting Basics 12:08
  • Buy a Domain 11:31
  • Setting Up Hosting 12:21
  • FTP 6:53


  • Domains: purchasing and configuring a new domain
  • Hosting: purchasing and configuring a new host
  • Mapping your domain: configure your DNS Nameserver settings
  • FTP: uploading an HTML project to your new server

About the Instructor(s)


Chris Castiglione
One Month (YC-backed learning platform)

Christopher Castiglione is a developer with a specialty in UX strategy and Front-end. He has over ten years of experience developing digital products. In the past, he has designed applications for clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Bacardi, and Toyota.

In 2012, Christopher spoke at over 70 events on programming and APIs. He's taught at Columbia University, The University of Amsterdam, SXSW, and has provided corporate training for clients ranging from Donors Choose to The New York Stock Exchange and American Express.

Chris is currently a member of the General Assembly teaching faculty. More information can be found here.

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