Business Web Pages
As a Business Hosting account you now have a publicly accessible www dir. The URL for your home page will be located at http://www.yourdomain.tld/ Replacing the yourdomain.tld with the domain you have registered and have setup with us. For example: http://yourbusinesshere.com.
To upload your files to your website all you need to do is login with the FTP program that you have setup on your computer using your CalWeb username and password. When you first login you will be placed in what is called your "root" directory, commonly referred to as your home directory. In this directory you should see some files already established. For the most part, unless your are familiar with Unix you can ignore these files. You may also see a sub-directory called www, this is not where your files for your business website go. These files are for your personal website (See Personal Hosting Accounts).
What you need to do at this point is to change directories. In your FTP program it should allow for an option to change directories. When logging in using your login/password, you'll be placed in your home directory as before. However, instead of having to navigate over to the old /www/home/business/#/yourdomain/ method your website's directory will now be at your current location using yourdomain as a directory name.
For example, let's say CalWeb is hosting your website called xyzparts.com. A typical ftp session (from the cmd prompt) would appear as
C:\>ftp ftp.calweb.com Connected to ftp.calweb.com. 220 ftp.calweb.com ready. User (ftp.calweb.com:(none)): myusername 331 User myusername okay, need password. Password: 230- 230 Logged in. ftp> cd xyzparts 250 "/myusername/xyzparts" is new cwd. ftp> put index.html 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection. 226 Transfer completed. ftp: 1205 bytes sent in 0.00Seconds 10000.00Kbytes/sec. ftp> quit 221 Goodbye. C:\>
If you are using a graphical client, all you'll need to do is locate the yourdomain directory and double-click it to tell your client to make that
your current directory.
All that is left to do is to transfer your files from your machine to the server under your domain directory. Follow the instructions for your specific FTP program to transfer the files, generally a double click, drag and drop or a select file and transfer option.
Last but not least for your home page to work correctly it must be named properly. Our servers are configured to look for most of the common home page naming terms, but if you name your page something other than the standards, your page will not come up correctly in a browser. You must use one of the following names: index.html, index.htm, default.htm, default.html Remembering case sensitivity, as UNIX is case sensitive.
FrontPage users and FTP
When specifying the directory to publish to under Remote Web Site Properties select FTP and then on the Remote Web Site Location use : ftp://ftp.calweb.com/yourdomain on one line. IE, if your domain name is xyzparts.com FTP your files using ftp://ftp.calweb.com/xyzparts for the Remote Web Site Location field.
|Logging into the FTP server|
|Start your FTP program and connect to ftp.calweb.com or if you have your own ftp DNS setup for your website use that, ie ftp.yourdomain.com. For all residential users and most business customers you will use ftp.calweb.com. If your website is hosted on an NT server you will use www.yourdomain.com to connect.|