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Getting Started

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  1. Read the Release Notes
  2. Perform the Server Self-Test and Demonstration (local server must be running)
  3. Browse your own Home Page (local server must be running)
  4. Check out the other WebSite Resources, listed below.

Do You Have the Latest Version?

From time to time, service releases of WebSite (called inline patches) are made available for free download. These new releases may include minor enhancements as well as bug fixes. To get the latest version, follow these steps:

  1. Maximize the WebSite server's icon and check the version number (for example, Version 1.1f).
  2. Go to O'Reilly Software Download Central.
  3. Follow the links from that page to download the free version of WebSite 1.1.
  4. Check the version number of the freely downloadable software. If it's newer (for example, Version 1.1g), complete the online form, download the new version, and install it over your existing copy of WebSite.

Repeat this process regularly to keep your WebSite up to date!

WebSite Online Resources

WebSite includes online resources and examples for a variety of topics:

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