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How to Use Your Web Space With Your UIA Account



Publishing Your Web Page

Once you have created your web page, you will need to make it available for the rest of the world to see. This requires that you upload it to your UIA web space. All standard dial-up accounts come with 5MB of web space. Additional web space is available for purchase (please contact UIA for details).

Also, every time you make changes to your web page, you need to upload it again so that others can see the changes as well. Remember, the page will only be as current as the last time it was uploaded to your web space.

Uploading your web page can be done using any standard FTP program. While UIA recommends using CuteFTP or WS_FTP (or Fetch for Macintosh), there are probably a hundred other FTP programs that will work just as well. These programs can be downloaded from the Internet at little or no charge from their respective developers.

You can find WS_FTP LE at Ipswitch's website: http://www.ipswitch.com/




Web Design Resources

For more instant HTML tips and tricks and How To advice, check out these helpful links about HTML design:

webmonkey.com - webmonkey gives an HTML tutorial.

Project Cool - You have to check out this site, it speaks for itself.

help-site.com - Tutorials!




Tutorials



Using CuteFTP With Your UIA Account
How to connect to your UIA FTP space using CuteFTP

The first time you run CuteFTP you will see the CuteFTP Connection Wizard. This wizard allows you to easily set up a connection to your UIA FTP site. You can also access the wizard from the FTP menu of CuteFTP's main window.

  • Under Choose your ISP, select Other from the drop-down menu.
  • Click Next.
  • Name this connection UIA.
  • Click Next.
  • Enter members.uia.net as the Host Name in this field.
  • Click Next.
  • Enter your Username. Your username is generally that portion of your e-mail address before the @ symbol.
  • Enter your Password. This is the password for the mailbox name you just entered.
  • Click Next.
  • Enter a default local directory that CuteFTP will use once connected. For example, if you want to use your desktop, you might enter C:\windows\desktop
  • Click Next, then Finish.

Your FTP space is now configured in CuteFTP.


To connect to your space
  1. When you start CuteFTP you will see the FTP Site Manager window. The left frame of this window will show you a list of folders, in which you will see CuteFTP Wizard Sites. Click this folder once to select it.
  2. In the right-hand pane, select UIA.
  3. Click Connect. Cute FTP will now connect to your UIA FTP space.

When you have connected to your FTP space you will see the contents of your directory. Initially, this folder should be blank.

The next time you start CuteFTP, select UIA from the right-hand frame and click Connect.


How to access the FTP Site Manager

Once you connect to a site, the FTP Site Manager disappears. To access it again, choose Site Manager from the File menu, or press your F4 key.


How to add a site to CuteFTP's Site Manager

To connect to FTP sites using CuteFTP, you will use the FTP Site Manager to configure the location and login information for each site. After you have configured a site, its information will remain in the Site Manager for quick access at a later time.

  • Click the Add Site button. An Add Host dialogue box will appear.
  • Enter the following information:
Site label: The name of the site
Host Address: ftp.domain.com
User ID: The User ID for the FTP site
Password: Your User ID's password
  • Leave all other fields as they are.
  • Click OK to return to the FTP Site Manager window.
  • The right-hand frame will now show an entry named what you entered into the Site Label field. Select this entry and click Connect.
How to browse an FTP site

Once you have connected to an FTP site, you will need to navigate through that site in order to find the files you wish to download.

CuteFTP works and looks somewhat like Windows Explorer:

  • The top frame contains the commands you have sent to the FTP site and the results of those commands. It will also show you if there has been an error when you send a command.
  • The middle-right frame of CuteFTP contains a list of the files and directories available on the site to which you have connected.
  • The middle-left frame shows the contents of your PC's hard drive.
  • The bottom frame shows the progress of your uploads and downloads.

Navigation works the same for both the lower-left (your PC) and lower-right (the remote FTP) frames:

  • To see the contents of a directory, double-click it.
  • To go up one directory, click the "folderup" icon at the top of the lower-right frame.
  • Next to the "folder up" icon is a drop-down menu. From here you can jump to any directory you have opened during the session.
  • To enter the location (path) of a directory, choose Change Directory from the Commands menu, enter the location of the directory, and click OK.

How to download a file

After navigating to a directory in the middle-right frame that contains a file you want to download, downloading this file to your hard drive can be done in several ways.

Verify that the directory to which you want to save the file is showing in the middle-left frame, then use one of the following methods to download the file:

  • Choose Download from the Commands menu.
  • Press CTRL+PAGE DOWN on your keyboard.
  • Drag the file from the middle-right frame to the middle-left frame.
  • Double-click the file.
  • The row of icons near the top of the CuteFTP window contains two arrows, one pointing up and one pointing down. Click the arrow pointing down to transfer the file to your PC.

How to upload a file

After navigating to a directory in the middle-left frame that contains a file you want to upload, uploading the file to the remote server can be done in several ways. These methods are similar to those used to download files.

First, verify that the directory in which you want to save the file is showing in the middle-right
frame. Then use one of the following methods to upload the file:

  • Choose Upload from the Commands menu.
  • Press CTRL+PAGE UP on your keyboard.
  • Drag the file from the middle-left frame to the middle-right frame.
  • Double-click the file you want to upload.
  • The row of icons near the top of the CuteFTP window contains two arrows, one pointing up and one point down. Click the arrow pointing up to transfer the file to the remote FTP site.



Using Fetch for Macintosh with Your UIA Account
How to Access Your Web Space Using Fetch for Macintosh
  1. Open Fetch. The Open Connection window appears (if not, select New Connection from the File menu).
  2. In the Host field, type members.uia.net
  3. In the User ID field, type your username
  4. In the Password field, type your password.
  5. The Directory field should be blank.
  6. Click OK.
How to Make Your HTML Documents Available on the World Wide Web
  1. Open a connection to members.uia.net using your own mailbox name and password.
  2. Click Put File. An Open dialog box appears.
  3. Use the Open dialog box to select the file your wish to upload, then click Open.
  4. Using the dialog box that appears, name the file. Use lower-case letters whenever possible. Use no spaces. Use the extensions:
    • html for html documents
    • gif for GIF images
    • jpg for JPEG images
    • txt for plain text documents
  5. Choose the file type. Use raw data for all browser-viewable formats (such as those
    mentioned in step 4).
  6. Click OK. The little dog starts running, and Fetch begins uploading.

To view the Web files you have uploaded

Point your browser to the following URL: http://members.uia.net/username/filename

    • username is generally replaced by your mailbox name.
    • filename is replaced by the name of the file you wish to view, i.e. index.html.



Using WS_FTP LE With Your UIA Account
How to Access Your Web Directories Using WS_FTP

Before you can upload, download, or change the contents of your Web directories, you must establish an FTP connection to UIA’s FTP server. You must also have an active connection to the Internet to access UIA's FTP server.

  1. Open WS_FTP.
  2. Click Connect. The Session Profile window appears.
  3. In the Host Name field, type members.uia.net. In the User ID field, enter your mailbox name (typically your e-mail address without the @uia.net.)
  4. In the Password field, enter your password.
  5. Leave the Remote Host field blank.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Once you have completed these steps, the Session Profile window will open, displaying the contents of your home directory. This should be blank to begin with.
How to Make Your HTML Documents Available on the Web using WS_FTP

All UIA service plans include personal Web and FTP space, for you to upload your HTML documents, and accompanying files, to your www directory on UIA's Web server.

To upload your files:

  1. Open a connection to members.uia.net using your username and password. In the lower left window, select the file your wish to upload.
  2. Select ASCII when uploading text files, such as HTML documents. Otherwise, select Binary.
  3. Click the right-arrow button.
  4. If necessary rename the file (select the file and click the Rename button). Use lower-case letters whenever possible. (Remember that our ftp and web servers are case sensitive.)

    Use no spaces.
    Use the extensions:

    • .html or .htm for HTML documents
    • .gif for GIF images
    • .jpeg or .jpg for JPEG images
    • .txt for plain text documents.

To view your files

Point your Web browser to the following URL: http://members.uia.net/username/filename

You may notice that after uploading several files, a visit to your personal website on the
Internet still shows a blank directory. HTML directory listings are not available on our servers.

To make a page come up as the default web page for your site, you must name it index.html, index.htm, home.html, or home.htm