need to refer to the account information email that you
received from us throughout this manual.
In the body of the email, you will find following information:
1. ACCOUNT INFORMATION+++++++++++++++++
on your domain, you may have [yourdomain].net, .org, or any of
the non-US top level domains or extensions.
Name/Address: 126.96.36.199 (for linux)
Name/Address: 188.8.131.52 (for Win 2003)
Host Type: Automatic Detect
User ID: [username]
website needs to be uploaded to the following
/public_html on Linux & /httpdocs on Windows Server
you can't bring up your site after you have uploaded
your pages, please make sure you have uploaded to
your web directory and deleted the default index.html file placed there automatically while creating your account.
(assuming that you are already connected to the Internet.)
Start your FTP program. We will use WS_FTP for the purposes of
In "Profile Name", type in whatever you want.
In "Host Name", type in [yourdomain].com or
vs [Temporary Address]
If it has only been three or four days since you received the
account information email, then you should use [Temporary
Address]. If it has been more than that, you should
use [yourdomain].com. After your domain name is active on the Internet, you should
always use [yourdomain].com.
In "User ID", type in [username].
In "Password", type in [passwd]
Under "Initial Directories" you will find two boxes.
In "Remote Host", type in "/www/[username].
In "Local PC", type in the path where your web site
is stored on your local PC.
You will now be connected to your account on our server. This
will connect you to the webserver, where you will connect
directly to the root ("home") directory of your
account. WS_FTP will display a split screen where files on the
left-hand side are within your own computer. You will see
several folders on the right-hand side such as www, and
infobots which are landmarks suggesting a successful
connection to your website, as illustrated in Figure 1A.
Double click on "public_html". This will take you to
your web directory. This is where all your web site files will
be downloaded, and/or you will create subdirectories. The only
system directory that you may need to use is cgi-bin; this
directory is reserved for custom scripts.
To upload a file or files, simply highlight the file(s) on the
left and click the right arrow button (->) in the center of
Be sure to upload HTML
documents and cgi scripts
scripts should be uploaded to the root (/public_html) directory
in ASCII mode and CHMOD
for PHP scripts should be
set to 644.Images
should be uploaded in BINARY
mode. This is important. Much pain and suffering will be
avoided if you remember to do this. You can specify these
settings by selecting one of three radio buttons on the panel.
To transfer a file to a subdirectory, double-click the
appropriate subdirectory to open before transferring the
desired file(s). To create a new directory, click on the MkDir
button when you are inside the www directory or subdirectory.
As soon as a file is uploaded to the web server, it is
available for all to see. If, after uploading a file, you are
still unable to see the updated file via Netscape, try hitting
the "Refresh" or "Reload" button. If that
fails, you need to clear both disk and browser cache. This
function can be found by selecting Options>Network
Preferences in Netscape. Remember that you must first be
connected to the Internet through your local Internet service
provider in order to connect to the web server.