Copying Web content to your site
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After you have created
your content files, you can publish them by copying them from your
computer to your site. You place your content files in the directory or
folder named html, which is located on your site
in the var/www directory. The path to the directory is var/www/html.
To copy files from your computer to your site, you can use
any of the following methods. Click any of the following links to learn
more about the method.
File Manager section of the Site Administrator control panel
a program you can use to edit and publish HTML files
Before you publish content, decide which method you want to use to copy
your files to your site. You should avoid going back and forth between
these methods because each method manages files, users, and directories
This is the section of the control panel you use to manage
the files and directories on your site. When you use this method, you
drill down to the appropriate directory, /var/www/html,
then browse to the files on your computer and copy them from your computer
to that directory.
Important: If you are uploading files from
a Microsoft Windows system, be aware that the File Manager performs binary
transfers; that is, it does not convert Windows text format to UNIX text
format. HTML files will not be affected; however, scripts might not work
properly when transferred. To ensure that scripts work properly, use an
to upload script files, rather than the File Manager.
Learn more about using
the File Manger
When you use this method, you use the FTP (File Transfer
Protocol) service to connect to your site and copy the files to the /var/www/html
Learn more about FTP
Microsoft FrontPage is an HTML authoring tool you can use
to create and publish Web site content to the /var/www/html directory.
If your site is configured with Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions,
you can publish pages to your site directly from FrontPage. To find out
whether Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions are enabled for your site,
check to see if they are listed as enabled on the Configuration
page. To learn more about using FrontPage, see the FrontPage documentation.
A default home page, named index.html, is created for your domain when
your site is set up. It is located on your site in the /var/www/html
directory. Until you replace
it, this is the page your visitors see when they go to your site <example.com>. Show
me the default home page.
The default home page has links to the Site and User Administrator control
panels. If you use the default page to access either of these control
panels, be sure to bookmark or otherwise save these links before replacing
the page. They will not be accessible after you replace the page.
You can either continue
to use the default home page or create a new one and copy it to your site
as described above. Make sure your new home page is named index.html and placed in the
The Web server is set up to use the index.html
page in the /var/www/html directory as the home
page of your site.
If you have completed these steps successfully, you are ready
to proceed to the next step and preview your new Web content.
Next step in publishing content: Previewing
your Web content
Site Administrator's Help
Published April 16, 2004