After you create a Web site, you likely want to manage it properly so that you don't lose the work you've completed and don't have to re-create anything. However, Web site maintenance isn't just about backing up and publishing content. You also have to decide which content to publish, which Web pages to keep, and which version of files to delete.
SharePoint Designer offers a number of options for Web site maintenance. Depending on the type of Web site that you're working on, you have a set of tools available in SharePoint Designer to perform housekeeping and Web site management.
The first operation that you need to perform when your Web site is ready is to publish it to a remote Web server by using an Internet address (URL) that your hosting provider or Web site administrator grants for your Web site. Publishing is the process of making the Web site content available for viewing by others. SharePoint Designer allows you to publish content from one Web server to another, from a disk-based location on the local computer to a Web server, or from a Web server-based location to a folder on your local computer (called reverse publishing).
For more on managing non-SharePoint sites, see Chapter 23.
SharePoint Designer offers an easy-to-use, intuitive mechanism for publishing content from one location to another. You can access the SharePoint Designer publishing interface ...