steps required setting up your website.
you have received your log-on details from us, you will need an FTP program to
upload your site onto our servers.
recommend WS-FTP software from Ipswitch software. You can download a evaluation
version by clicking on the icon below.
you start this software you will see a screen as below.
can be set to anything as this is the file the software saves your details to.
Name/Address: This is extremely important and must exactly match the data
we provide you with when you sign up for your hosting account.
Type: This specifies the type of server your account is hosted on. When using
our servers select automatic detect option.
ID: Set this to the user id we provide you with,(which is case sensitive).
Set this to the password supplied by us (this is also case sensitive). Once you
have completed the above and click 'OK' this should log you into your site. You
will then be able to see your site structure as shown.
you have completed the above and click 'OK' this should log you into your site.
will then be able to see your site structure as shown. You will see the root directory
called htdocs, private and logfiles.
htdocs folder: Inside this folder, you should place your HTML files, scripts
and images that make up your website.
private folder: This folder is for advanced users. Scripts running on your
site have access to this folder but the folder is not directly accessible form
the web. You should place any databases your site uses in this folder.
logfiles folder: Every time someone visits your site, the system updates the
current log file for your website. Your log files are stored in this folder and
you can download them for analysis or delete them as you wish.
can now transfer your website to your virtual server by either dragging the files
from your local site displayed on the left of the screen or tagging the files
and using the arrow key.
must name your start or home page index.htm for your website to start automatically
at your web address.
index.htm page must be placed in the htdocs folder.
you have uploaded your site it will be visible immediately. You can also delete
or transfer files on your server as you require.