To get your website up and running, you need
to send the files from your local to the web server.
To do this you will need to use a FTP program,
please see FTP Software Setup under New Customers
in the Support Area.
Additionally, many web design and development
applications (Dreamweaver, FrontPage, GoLive)
have built in FTP tools for facilitating the uploading
and downloading of files to the web server.
There are a few rules to adhere to when uploading
your web site:
- Your website must reside in the www
directory on the server.
Any file you place in this directory is considered
published and anyone on the Internet can gain
access to it.
- Your main page needs to be named index.html
These file names will also work: index.htm,
index.php, index.phtm, index.phtml, index.php3
and index.shtml extension.
- Keep in mind when uploading files
that linux web servers are case sensitive.
So Index.Html is not the same as index.html.
- Do not use spaces in your file names.
Instead use an underscore like_this.
- Organizing your files within folders
can make maintenance of your site easier
For example, you may want to make a directory
under the www directory called images, and keep
all your images in there. Most FTP programs
allow you the ability to create directories.