Uploading Your Site
Or, how to use FTP to submit your web pages to the TDE web server...
The purpose of this page is to explain the procedures you should
use to FTP your web pages and images and make them available to
the world-wide Internet community. This message does not go into
the detail of how to create your home page, but rather, what to
do with it to make it available once you've created it.
First, here are some important points you need to be aware of when
creating and uploading your home page and supporting files:
- Most TDE home service plans provide for web hosting space. Certain
value-priced plans do not. Business users require separate web
hosting service plans.
- Our web servers are configured to support a variety of "default
document" names. In order to make your home page easier to
access by the Internet community, your main (or "top level")
HTML file should be called any of the following: index.htm, index.html,
default.htm, default.html, home.htm, and home.html. Your main
web page, and any main web page created under a directory should
use one of these names (only one! - don't use index.htm and
default.htm for example). All other pages can use whatever
naming convention you wish to use.
- On the web, CaSe Is SiGnIfIcAnT. Make sure that the links to
pages in your HTML file match the case of the files when you upload
them. For ease, we recommend that you make all references to your
pages in your HTML files in lower case. Please note, however,
that if you reference someone else's home page and that page has
uppercase, you will need to make your reference to that page uppercase
- Example: Suppose you reference someone's home page called
MyFishingExpedition.html. Your reference to that page will need
to match (e.g. the M, F, and E will need to be uppercase).
Making Your Site Available on Our Servers
- Upload your home page and any supporting files (e.g. GIF images,
JPG images, etc.) to your "home" directory at the members.tde.com
a) Run your FTP client.
b) FTP to host: members.tde.com.
c) For the login name and password, you must use your TDE Internet
login name and password. You cannot login anonymously to upload
your home page! Your login name is the first part of your
email address (everything to the LEFT of the @ symbol).
Your login name and password are both lowercase!
d) When you first connect, you will be placed in your home
e) Your home pages and supporting files need to be in this
directory, or any subdirectory you create under your home directory.
Your home directory has already be created for you by the web
f) FTP (upload) your home page and supporting files to TDE.
Exactly how you do this varies depending on the FTP client you
are using, but in general, you need to select the files to be
sent and "S"end them.
- Test your home page. The URL for your home page is: http://members.tde.com/login_name
When someone references this URL with their Web brower, they
will be shown your main HTML (index.htm, index.html, default.htm,
default.html, home.htm, home.html) file.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact