All Foothill.Net customers receive 20mb of space to put their own personal webpage. These are designed for personal use only. For information on commercial webspace options, click here.
There are a couple of steps involved in having your own personal home page.
First: You need to have a way to create the pages, there are several ways to accomplish this:
Both of these products have the ability to publish HTML documents
A great HTML Editor
Another great HTML Editor
A great guide to learning how to write your website.
A great place to start for getting your website noticed.
Our page of html links This is a list of links to sites that will help you learn how to create pages.
You can also use other HTML editors and some word processors to publish your HTML document. Version 4 or above of Microsoft Internet Explorer includes Front Page Express, a freeware version of Front Page, Microsoft's webpage development tool.
Second: After you have your page or pages created and working on your local machine, you will need to upload them to the server. To do this you will need some sort of FTP client, Foothill.Net recommends WS_FTP-LE which you may download from the internet, try going to our Shareware Page for the link to this site and many more useful packages, or GO Here to Download WS_FTP-LE. Many html editors also now have the ability to load your webpages for you; if you have an editor, check to see if it has this capablilty.
Once you have this FTP client login to our server using ns1.foothill.net as your host and your username and password. This will log you into your root or "home" directory. Within this directory is a subdirectory named public_html. This is where you will put your personal web pages. Your front or home page must be named index.html
To view your web pages, your web address or URL will be http://www.foothill.net/~your_user_name ( that symbol is the "tilde" ) The tilde is located in the top left corner of most standard keyboards.
Below are a couple of sample pictures of what WS_FTP-LE looks like.
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