Getting Started with FTP Uploading

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In order to view your web pages on the Internet, they need to be uploaded onto your web site.  To do this, you need to use a program known as an FTP program (File Transfer Protocol). We recommend using WS FTP LE (free).  Some programs such as Netscape Composer have FTP built in.

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For most any FTP program that you use, the basic setup you will need is as follows

Server or Host or FTP Name:

yourdomain.com or your Instant Access Domain

Initial Remote Directory or Remote Directory or Web Page Directory:

/yourdomain.com (i.e. /mydomain1.com)

Home Page File Name:

The page that you want to show up your 'home' page or starting page should be named one of the following:

  • index.html (must be all lower case)

  • index.htm

  • default.htm

  • welcome.html

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