|In order to place your
personal web page on KansasNet you need to move it to our server. You
can do this by using an FTP Client. If you need help with configuring
an ftp program email us back with information about your Operating
System and your FTP Client. The following steps should make this
process simple for you.
1. Make sure the filename for your webpage is called "index.html".
It has to be all lowercase.
2. Make a connection to KansasNet just
as if you were going to browse the web.
3. Using an FTP program connect to the
host "ftp.kansas.net" using your own username and password
to login (please make sure they are in lowercase letters, or the
connection will be rejected). You can
download an FTP program here.
4. After the connection is made you
will be in your own home directory. Change directory to public_html.
If there is no public_html directory in your home directory, create
one. Note that 'public_html' is all lowercase.
5. Now that you are in your public_html
directory, move your webpage and any files that it points to (gifs,
JPG's, wav's, etc...) over to this directory.
6. After you have made sure that the
webpage is named "index.html" and that all the appropriate
files have been completely copied, the page will be updated
automatically and you will be able to view it by going to to http://www.kansas.net/~username/
with your web browser (e.g. - if your username was 'john', your web
pages's URL would be 'http://www.kansas.net/~john/').
7. At this point you should be
able to view your webpage. If you have any problems doing so, do not
hesitate to contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Some commonly made mistakes:
- Make sure that the main file of your
web page is called 'index.html' or 'index.htm' (Case DOES
- Make sure that there are no other
files named 'index.*' in your home directory (for example, index.htm.backup,
index.html.first, index.htm_, etc...).
- Make sure that there are no spaces in
your filenames. This can cause a problem if you do not refer to
the same exact filename while writing your HTML.
- Make sure that you place all web
content in the public_html folder. If the files are not in the
public_html folder, they'll be on the server but they won't be
accessible from the web.
- Make sure that if you use long
filenames, you look in your home directory after transferring all
of the files. Many times, when Windows transfers files with long
file names (longer than 8 characters) it shortens the name of the
file and inserts a (~) to show the filename should be
longer. You can rename files on the FTP server.
*These instructions are intended for posting a personal
web page. If you are interested in posting a business page, please
contact us in order to set it up. Personal pages are subject to
content approval. If you are unsure whether or not
your page will be appropriate, please contact
us before posting it.