Recently i have created my asta free web hosting and now i could login into cpanel and now i designed my home page with the help of NVU website builder program and now how should i publish my hompage?what tools i should use in cpanel? please clarify.Thanks,sunny
Simply design your page however you want - on your home computer. Make sure the first page that you want to load is named index.html or if you are using php then, index.php.
Once you're done with designing your site simply use ftp to connect to your subdomain: ftp.sunnymusic.astahost.com - use your cpanel username/pass for this login. Once connected, you'll find a folder named public_html in your home drive. Dump your whole site there.. make sure your index.html is immediately under public_html or else the browsers wont be able to locate it.
That's all you need to do. I haven't got any idea about your web-designing software. Go through its manual - most such softwares have an option to publish the site directly, in which case, you'll have to provide it with the same ftp login/pass and it'll automatically place your site in the correct folder (you'll have to specify the foldername too - public_html)
The thing is you have to upload all files of your website onto public_html folder on the server. I think it would be hard to use the File Management feature in cpanel to upload them.You should use an FTP Client tool like SmartFTP (at https://www.smartftp.com/). SmartFTP works like Windows Explorer which you can drag and drop your file onto an FTP folder.You need to install SmartFTP then run it. In the SmartFTP window, enter your website address (yourname.astahost.com) and Login name and password then press Enter (leave the port as 21).It will show you the login process followed by folder tree in the left panel. All you have to do in click on the folder public_html to open it (it works just like Windows Explorer). Then open Windows Explorer and go to the folder that you saved all web pages files. Select all files/folders then drag and drop them into the right panel of SmartFTP window.You will be seeing uploading status in the SmartFTP window.When it finishes, test it with your web site address in Internet Explorer or something.Enjoy
Does this mean that the files we want to upload can only be .html and .php files? Well, because for the site that I have been working on, I saved them as .htm files -- so I'm not sure if these files are... acceptable. Therefore, I'm wondering, can we upload .htm files up or must I convert them to .html files? Or... does this mean that only the main -- the home page of a site (the one that has to be index.html or index.php) have to be in .html (or .php) file while the rest of the other webpages can be in .htm file? Thank you very much. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ^__^
Scryoko, I don't see any problems with that. Both .htm and .html files should be acceptable filenames for a webpage. You may leave the index and other webpages as they are (.htm & .php).If you want, try uploading one when you get your web package and see if it works.
I'm not actually... qualified to request a web hosting package yet since I have yet to meet the web hosting package requirements so that's why I was wondering about this question. I'm sorry if I was asking useless questions. >_<;; But I still really appreciate the fact that you took the time to answer my questions, WeaponX. Thank you very much. Now, I'm not as worried anymore. ^__^
Yup .htm files are the same as .html files - no difference at all - only in the name of the file.. the content is 100% same. As far as I can recall, under the old DOS 8.3 naming scheme, files could have at the most 8 characters as name and 3 as extension. That was the time when .htm files were used as an alternative for html files.
Now it should hardly matter - but just for clarity's sake, at least yours index file should be renamed with the .html extension. This will cause the web-server to have less headache in spotting the index page
and won't make you run for aspirins...
lol. Good point. Better safe than sorry, after all.
Now I can go and pack up those bottle of aspirins. haha.
Thank you for the suggestions, m^e, and the info as well. I never knew that .htm files were the same as .html files, but now I do and have just expanded my knowledge a little more... which I'm always happy to learn about, especially when it comes to computer stuff.
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