|Using your Glinx Webspace|
| This article gives instructions about how to upload your web pages to
the server so that they are visible on the World Wide Web. Before you can upload your
web pages, though, you must create them. There are two ways of creating web pages:
For more information about our web server, read the Web Server FAQ. Please note that Glinx does not provide support for the construction of web pages.
When you create your web pages, make sure your primary page is named "" or l, because browsers are programmed to look for a page named index when you enter a web address that does not specify the filename. For example, typing in www.glinx.com gets you our index page () even though the filename was not specified.
Many HTML generator programs include a feature which allows you to upload your web site files from within the generator program. However, they do not allow you to rename or delete files that are already on your web space. Therefore, it is recommended that you use an FTP program to upload your website files, rather than a generator program.
|1|| Uploading your files to your Glinx
After you have created your web pages on your own computer, you must transfer (upload) them to our web server.
If you have a web page generator that supports uploads, such as Netscape Composer, simply point it at the following URL: ftp://ftp.glinx.com/public_html
Be sure you log in with your username and password.
If you have learned HTML and are using a text editor to create your pages from scratch, you will need an FTP program. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) will allow you to upload your web pages to your web space. If you do not have an FTP program, you will have to download and install one.
Open your FTP program and connect to the FTP server.
Your FTP program will need the following information:
Username: insert your user name
Password: insert your password
Remote Directory: /public_html
If there is an option for "Anonymous Login", make sure it is not checked. By logging in with your username and password, you will be taken directly to your own web space. If you log in anonymously, you will only have access to the public directory.
Upload your web page files. If you want your first page to load automatically, make sure it is named "l" or "index.htm". If you are a Macintosh user, you must send your files as "raw data".
Note: The www directory simply points to the public_html directory, where your web page files are actually stored. Before the web server upgrade, users uploaded their web page files to the www directory.
Once the transfer is complete, open your browser and look at your web page. It is important for a designer to test the web pages, because even though they may look fine on your home computer, they may not behave exactly the same way on the web server.
Tip: Our web server is a UNIX server. UNIX is very case sensitive. If a filename is all in capital letters (PAGE3.HTM), and in your web page you refer to it as page3.htm, UNIX may not recognize that you are referring to the same file. In UNIX, PAGE3.HTM, page3.htm, Page3.htm and page3.HTM are all different things. So, its a good idea to always use the same case when referring to filenames and URLs. Lowercase is most common on the Internet.
Whether you design your own pages or have somone do it for you, it is a good idea to
keep a complete,
Your web pages will now be loaded on the web server and will be accessible on the World Wide Web.
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