Publishing Your Web Site

Publishing Your Web Site

Once you’ve created your web site, you can upload your web files to your account using an FTP client or you can publish your site using Microsoft FrontPage, Dreamweaver, or most other HTML editors.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You must upload your files into your www directory. When you first connect to your account via FTP or Telnet, you will be in your home directory. Files placed in your home directory are not viewable through the web. Your web files should be placed in the www directory, which is one level below your home directory.
  • The correct configuration of FrontPage, Dreamweaver, and the other HTML Editors/ Publishers is critical. Incorrect configuration can result in unintended (and sometimes damaging) consequences. The hosting manual includes Microsoft FrontPage configuration instructions. For other editors/publishers, please review the documentation that came with those programs carefully before publishing.
  • If you want your visitors to see something besides our standard Coming Soon page, replace the file in your www directory named index.html with one of your own. CLICK HERE for more information about your index (home) page.

Additional Information: Creating and publishing Web pages

The easiest way to create a Web page is to use a Web-authoring tool, also called an HTML-authoring tool. Some of the more common authoring tools are Composer, which is free and available from Netscape, Microsoft FrontPage, which is available for purchase from Microsoft, and Dreamweaver, which is available for purchase from Macromedia.

These tools write the HTML code for you as you compose your page. Using them is similar to using a word processor such as Microsoft offers free training and tutorials for FrontPage, Dreamweaver, and several other useful applications.

As an alternative, you can create Web pages by writing the HTML code yourself in a text editor program such as Notepad. Pointers to learning HTML include: