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Web pages can have any following characters their file name:
1234567890 - _ .
Web page files should not have spaces or any other funny characters their file
names. Our web server CASE SENSITIVE. Please be aware how your FTP program transfers files our server. Some FTP
programs will convert filenames all lowercase (or all uppercase) depending its settings.
Special note Macintosh owners: Do not use spaces your file names. Most
computers (including ours) will not understand what you are trying do if there is
a space filename.
Files named index.html, index.htm, , and will be loaded
automatically by our server (they are server defaults) if a visitor goes your web site without specifying a file name.
actually brings up the
index.html file that
lives directory stores all vndsinc's web site.
Web page files are generally transferred our servers by FTP (File Transfer
Protocol). When transferring files, make sure you use following table send
the files correctly. If you do not follow table, your web pages will probably not
work you expect them to.
Web Page (*.htm, *.html, *.shtml)
ASCII or Plain Text
Pictures (*.gif *.jpg, etc.)
Pictures (*.gif, *.jpg, etc.)
Imagemap (*.map) files
Imagemap (*.map) files
ASCII or Plain Text
Zip (*.zip) files
Where put your files
When you FTP your account you are normally placed your home directory.
youmust place files "www" Dir or "web"
dir. depending weather you are a NT or UNIX user
Important conventions use
When creating your pages be viewed our server, there are certain
conventions you must follow order server correctly serve your
1.When someone wishes access your pages from our server, they will most
likely type your URL something like this: http://www.the-future.com
In order server software pull up your pages, there must be a page
your directory named "index.htm" or "index.html". This what server
looks a default file bring up first page your set of
2.You must also remember that when you reference your own pages from within
your html documents, that files are CASE SENSITIVE. For example,
"mypage.html" a different file than "MyPage.html".
3.Try not incorporate spaces into any names your files or folders,
will just be more complicated for you, anyone viewing your pages.
General HTML do's dont's
Here are some tips help overall quality your pages.
DO - Sit down before you create your pages, brainstorm what your goals
are for your pages. Try asking yourself some these questions:
What information do you wish convey, or have available?
What my target audience?
What type browsers do I wish write for?
DO - Take time organize your pages by drawing a storyboard progression
your pages. You will be much happier if you take time beginning.
DON'T - Inundate your pages with graphics that are too large. Graphics are an
important element many sites, but if they are used excess, they tend make
your readers leave. Try using some utilities make graphics you scan or
DON'T - Make your pages too large both width, length. Not everyone has
large monitors, scrolling something that will also turn off your readers.
DO - Break up your pages into logical sections make easier for your reader to
find what they are interested in.
DO - Look at source code any cool pages that you find see how the
author created their pages.
DO - Obtain texts subject for reference. HTML books are everywhere these
days, so go your local bookstore explore possibilities.
Another helpful suggestion stick with a set naming convention directory
structure, which makes creating your links much easier within your HTML. Be sure
use same extension all HTML files, either .htm or .html. Mixing and
matching both extensions can lead broken links.
Transferring your pages
Once you have created your web site, then you will need transfer those html
documents graphics files our server. Follow steps below...
1.Obtain FTP Client software.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) way two computers talk each other in
order exchange files. FTP universally accepted, so does not matter
what kind machine you are on, just long you have software that speaks FTP language.
2.Configure your software.
Now that you have your FTP software, you need configure be able to
connect our server. Each software clients has its own way setting up its preferences, but each them will require following
information make a connection:
A. The Host or Server Name: www.[insertyourdomain.com]
or your IP address without any prefixes
B. Your User Login Name: yourlogin
C. Your Password: yourpassword
You do not need specify a directory if your software asks for it. When you
connect, you will automatically land your directory, with a view all of
your current files.
3.Transfer your files.
Once you are connected, you may transfer files from your account,
make new folders, or delete files. Remember name your first page
"index.html" or "index.htm". Once your pages are transferred they are
automatically ready be viewed. So just type your URL into your browser,
and you will see your pages Net!
Viewing Your Pages
Now that you have successfully transferred your files our server, you should
view them make sure that all links and graphics work. Use your browser
and type your URL. If you now see your front page, then congratulations! Your
pages are net! If you don't see your page, then you may not have named
your page correctly, so check and make sure "index.html" or "index.htm".
or your domain name may not yet have propagated. If this is so then type
IP address your site browser and should pull up your
If you have any further questions, please contact our customer care center.