Web Hosting Getting Started Guide 37
Third Party Tools
With Yahoo! Web Hosting, you can choose the tool that s right for you. If you re an
experienced user more comfortable working with your own site building software, such as
Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver, or you need the advanced features
available in software like Adobe GoLive, go ahead and build your site offline, with your own
tools. You can even create an entire site by hand offline using your own HTML or text editor
(or online with our editors) or use your own software or our advanced scripting tools to
create pages with PHP, Perl, and MySQL.
(Please note that some third party software must be purchased separately from Yahoo! Web
Hosting. To purchase your own software, visit Yahoo! Shopping at
To use a third party site building tool with your plan, you ll simply need to copy the web
pages and files you develop with your own software to your Web Hosting account. You ll set
up your software to connect with our servers, then use FTP (or, if you re using Microsoft
FrontPage, the Publish function) to upload your files to your Web Hosting account.
To learn more about using third party tools with your Web Hosting plan, please see our
online help center at
Interested in creating a blog on your site? Short for web log, a blog is basically an online
journal featuring frequently updated, chronological entries (or posts). Anyone can put
together a personal or professional blog as an addition to or even in place of a static web
If you re an experienced user, you can now easily set up and manage a sophisticated blog
from your Web Hosting Control Panel using the industry leading
blog publishing systems. Not comfortable with advanced tools? We ve got you
covered: The Yahoo! 360 blog tools will soon be added to your Web Hosting Control Panel,
allowing you to easily integrate a basic blog into your own site.
For more on blogging and blog tools, please see our online help center at
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