Web Hosting & Design
Where do I put the index.html file?

Where do I put the index.html file?

If you haven’t downloaded an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Program, please do so and download Filezilla. The home directory differs host by host, but it is usally the “publichtml” one. This is the place to put index.html to. Make sure you do NOT put the file into one of the folders you see there – put it […]

CHMOD How do I set permissions?

CHMOD How do I set permissions?

What is chmod? Chmod means to give files or folders permissions. Unix requires it in granting access to read write or execute in a folder or file namely the cgi’s and perl scripts. The easiest way to give a file permission is to use WS_FTP as outlined in the FTP section of this knowledge base […]

How do I password protect a folder or members section using htaccess?

How do I password protect a folder or members section using htaccess?

Restricting Access to Your Files and Directories via HTAccess Authentication This tutorial covers Basic user authentication using HTAccess. Authentication denies web access to files, unless the visitor has a valid username and password. This feature allows webmasters, like yourself, to restrict access to certain directories. The usernames and encrypted passwords are kept in a webmaster-maintained […]

What is the first step in setting up a website?

What is the first step in setting up a website?

Assuming you have already done registering your domain, getting web hosting, pointing your domain to your web hosting account… The first step is to gain FTP access to your site, and upload the initial file to the proper directory. This initial file is generally named index.html, and it is the web page that will be […]

What is HTML, and what is an HTML editor?

What is HTML, and what is an HTML editor?

HTML is HyperText Markup Language – it is essentially a kind of typesetting language, and is used to create websites on the web. Our recommended editor – for creating and manipulating these websites – is Notepad++. It is freeware and can be downloaded at: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ Read the Help file, practice a while, and you’ll pick it up in […]

How do I point my domain to my web host? (changing DNS)

How do I point my domain to my web host? (changing DNS)

Ok, so you’ve made the big change, and decided to dump your old hosting company, and move up to a really GREAT hosting outfit! Congratulations! You’ve made the right choice. (Hopefully!) Now, how do you modify your DNS record, so that the domain your new web host set up for you on their servers, will answer with […]

How do I get a domain name www.my-own-address.com?

How do I get a domain name www.my-own-address.com?

Check to see if your domain is available first…. You may try on our website a utility called “whois” that will tell you whether or not the domain name is taken or not. If it is not taken you then can proceed to one of the better domain registrars like Namecheap, Namesilo or Internetbs. To renew […]

Who can help me with my HTML, Telnet, webpage, CGI programming, etc?

Who can help me with my HTML, Telnet, webpage, CGI programming, etc?

Your web host will probably not give you assistance for these kinds of questions. Time permitting they might give advice via email on these issues and already provide FREE installations of predefined scripts, but remember, they are providers of web space and can help you with “content” only as time permits. If you require assistance in programming, there are many […]

Who can Help me Promote my Website?

Who can Help me Promote my Website?

After making sure that your pages are optimized with proper keywords and meta tags you can contact any of the more known SEO companies. You can test drive them and see if their marketing efforts are something that bring you results. If not, look for a new one. If you need professional help we recommend to […]

Who can REGISTER or help me TRANSFER my domain?

Who can REGISTER or help me TRANSFER my domain?

Any web host can register domain names for you if it has not been purchased any where else. The cost is anywhere from 8 to 25 USD for 1 year and 15+USD for 2 years. Excluding any existing free domain name special which may be happening, in which case your domain name that you have chosen […]

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