Web Helpdesk - Uploading
and downloading your pages is quite simple. There are a few important points
to keep in mind when transferring files to and from any UNIX system.
you have one of the following programs, you are in luck, you can click on one
of the links below for more specific instructions for your FTP program. Otherwise,
use the general instructions below the links.
does not understand filenames with spaces in them without some special work-arounds
does not understand Mac Binary
is case sensitive
will *not* work if you name your file HOME.HTM)
your main page index.htm or index.html
your files are there, you do not need to get them "activated", they will be
upload your pages, open up your FTP program. Web browsers cannot be used to
upload your files (or if you have one that can, I can't tell you how to do
it. Read the documentation for the browser! :-) Once your FTP program is open,
you need to fill out the configuration:
should be www.yourdomain.com if you are a virtual domain customer, all other
customers shold use io.com.
is your username here at IO, also the first part of your email address: email@example.com.
you have an "account" section in your configuration, leave it blank
you have an "initial directory" section in your configuration, leave it blank
you have an "anonymous login" section of your configuration, make sure anonymous
login is *not* selected
connected to your site, you should see a list of directories (or folders for
Mac users). Create a new directory called public-web
you don't see one already. You should upload all of your HTML and image files
two dot's you'll see (..) represent the directory above you. You can think
of it like the "back" button in Netscape. If you created a public-web
and then double-clicked on that directory, clicking on the two dots will take
you back to your home
the place you will find yourself when you first connect via ftp.
revised November 19, 1999