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1. Upload your project
2. Beta test
3. Final check

Uploading your Web Project via FTP

How to organize your Web project

  1. Follow conventions for UNIX servers
    If your Web site will be hosted on a UNIX server, you must follow a couple of basic rules. We believe these are fairly good rules to follow for all Web sites.
  2. Put all project resources into one single folder or directory
    Your Web project should be self-contained within a single folder or directory. Thus, when you upload this folder to your Web server your project will have everything it needs to run perfectly.
  3. Have a properly-named home page inside your mail folder
    Your Web master will tell you the name that your Web server expects. It will probably be index.htm, default.htm, or home.htm. Your Web server expects to see this home page inside your top folder. If you already have a home page with a different name, simply make an exact duplicate copy of that existing home page and rename the duplicate to the expected name. You will not need to make any other changes to your pages.
  4. Test your Web pages
    Before you upload your web pages to your server you should test them to see if they will work in a new location. Move your local home folder to a different hard disk or into a different folder on the same disk, and then use your Web browser to see if they work in the new location. If they don't work in a new location, you may not have used relative links.

How to upload your project via FTP

  1. Install an FTP client program on your computer
    You will find two popular FTP programs below.
  2. Launch your FTP client and open a connection to your Web server
    This step requires you to enter your Login or Username and password assigned when you requested your Web space.
    NOTE: Your login name and password are case sensitive, so B8kxx5 is NOT the same as b8kxx5 or B8KXX5 - these are three separate passwords.
  3. Set the type of FTP transfer required
    As you're getting ready to FTP your folder or files to our server, you must set the type of transfer desired. All HTML and other text files and scripts should be transferred using "ASCII" or "text" mode, while images/JPG's and other binary files should be transferred using BINARY mode. For Mac-based Fetch users you will need to transfer any images--GIF's and JPEG's-- as RAW DATA.)

    If you find that your images are unviewable after uploading, go back and make sure you have set the transfer for binary files to binary (or raw data on the Mac).

  4. View and test your new Web site with your Web browser
    Launch your Web browser and browse your new Web site.
  5. Make changes on your local machine
    Make all of your changes to the files on your local machine. Then use FTP to upload them to your project Web server again. If the names are the same, the new version will overwrite the old version.

Two FTP Programs

WS-FTP for Windows 95/98
A popular FTP client from Ipswitch Remote Internet Connection Required. This version of WS-FTP is freeware to teachers and students

Install WS-FTP Now

Step-by-step instructions on uploading using WS_FTP on a PC

Fetch for Macintosh
A popular Macintosh FTP client from Dartmouth Software Development Remote Internet Connection Required. Fetch is freeware to teachers and students.

Install Fetch Now
Step-by-step instructions on uploading using Fetch on a Macintosh

page 1: Upload your Project
page 2: Beta test
page 3: Final check


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