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.

The Site Administrator File Manager

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.

Learn more about using the File Manger

An FTP connection

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 directory.

Learn more about FTP connections

Microsoft FrontPage

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.

Replace the default home page

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.

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 /var/www/html directory.

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
 

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