Getting started with FTP
The process by which files are transferred from your local computer to the web server is called "FTP" (File Transport Protocol). As a Boot Networks customer you have access via FTP 24-hours a day. As such, you can create and maintain your web pages on your own computer and upload files to your web site at your leisure. Some website creation programs incorporate FTP into their functions (ex:Netscape).  If your website software does not include FTP (upload) capabilities, or you do not use such software, you will need to use an FTP program to upload your files (ex: Ws-ftp).   If you need to download a FTP program log in to our SUPPORT site.  If you don't know your username and password you may obtain one by emailing support@bootnetworks.com.

** Important Note Customers with Microsoft FrontPage extensions installed on their sites should use only the FrontPage publishing feature to transfer files. Using regular FTP can corrupt the extensions, disabling the functionality of the FrontPage web and requiring that the site be deleted to reinstall the extensions. 

If you already have an FTP program, log into and upload your files to the server. You need to know your username and password.  You MUST use index.html or index.htm as your first file you want people so see.

If you want to learn the HTML language and develop professional pages you can find the complete HTML manual at http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/html3/Contents.html





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