Custom Internetworking (CiNet) includes up
to 5 mb of storage space
for you to post your own web page. The following document includes all of
the information necessary to post your web page to our server. In order
for you to successfully post you web page you will need a CiNet account.
You will need some sort of ftp software in order for you to up
load your pages. We recomend using WS_FTP LE. WS_FTP LE is a free
software package and is easy to use. You can download WS_FTP LE from
Step 1 - Getting Started
When you open up WS_FTP LE a Session Properties window should pop
up. In this window enter in the following information:
Click on OK
- Profile Name: cinet
- Host Name/Address: ftp.cinet.net
- Host Type: Automatic detect
- User ID: (Your Username)
- Password: (Your Password)
If you are using another ftp client other then WS_FTP LE you will need to
locate where in the client this information needs to be entered. Normally
it will be when you first open the client up. While it may be a different
client, the information you need to enter in is still the same.
Step 2 - Entering Your html Folder
Now that you are connected to the server you should see two separate
fields in the window. One should have the heading Local
System, these are the files on your computer. The other should be
under the heading Remote System, this is the server where you
are uploading the files to.
Before you upload your files you need to be in the correct
directory. When you first connect to the server it places you in what is
callled the root directory. Your web pages are called from the
html directory. You should see a folder labeled html in the
Remote System window. To enter the html directory double click on
the html folder.
Locating Your Files
Now that you are in the correct directory you need to locate the files on
your local hard drive. Make sure you know where you have saved the files
so you can navigate your Local System to locate them.
Navigating through your Local System in WS_FTP LE is very simple.
To go up one level in the directory tree just click on the green arrow in
the top of the window . If you need to go
into a folder within the directory that you are already in simply double
click on the name of the directory.
Ok, now that you have located the files on your hard drive you are ready
to upload them to the server. Once again this is a very simple process.
The first thing that you need to do is click on the file that you wish to
upload in the the Local System window. Once it is hilighted click
on the arrow in the center of the window that is pointing to the Remote
System window , the file will then be
uploaded to the server.
Note: If you want to move files from the server to your local
machine simply follow the same process with the files in the Remote
System window and click on the arrow that is pointing to the Local
System window .
Renaming Your Files
By default when you view your web site it is going to look for an
index.html file for the start page. If you do not have your initial page
named as index.html when you try to go to
http://www.cinet.net/~username you will get a file not found error
in your web browser.
The solution to this is to either save your start page as index.html when
you create it, or to rename it once it has been uploaded to the server.
To rename the file once it has been uploaded simply click on the file in
the Remote System window and then click on the Rename button
. In the Input window that pops up
replace the file name with index.html
Note: The only file that you would need to rename is the
file that you want to use as your start page. You do not need to rename
every file that you place on the server!
Note: If you rename a file, make sure that you change any
references to that file in your other web pages!
- File names are CaSe SeNsItIvE.
Most problems resolve around the fact that the file name is not being
called correctly because it is not being typed in exactly as it appears in
the directory. For example if you have named your start page
Index.html your start page will not come up when you go to
http://www.cinet.net/~username. It needs to be index.html
for it to come up correctly.
- Another common problem is miscalling files.
Remember your pages are now being accessed of off CiNet's server. Not your
hard drive. Make sure that calls to graphic images and other html links
If you continue to have additional problems you can contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at