Steps for setting up and maintaining your own web page.
CAUTION: The contents of your web page(s) is solely your responsibility.
Creating a public web page is considered publishing and you are subject to
applicable federal and state laws. Coax Internet Services Inc. is not in
any way responsible for the content of your home page.
Name your home page Welcome.html or index.html and it will be displayed
automatically whenever someone accesses your web site. Remember your web
pages will not look the same on all computers and/or operating systems.
To Transfer the contents of your home page to your web directory:
To do this, use a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program such as WS_FTP with a
PC or Fetch with a Macintosh to do the transfer. These are free progams and
are available in download section of the users only section of our web site.
Web browsers, including Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer, will NOT
work for this purpose since they do not support non-anonymous logins.
You will need to FTP to ftp.coax.net using your username and password.
This will take you into your directory on the Coax Internet Services ftp
You may use FTP to create subdirectories within your directory, if needed.
Once logged into the ftp server, you will have a subdirectory called WWW.
This is where you will want to store all files needed for your web page to
allow them to be viewable out on the web. You will need to double click on
this subdirectory to open it. Then in ws_ftp, find the files needed for your
web page on the left side of the window and double click each one to upload
it into your WWW directory. In Fetch, click on Put File for each file and
To view your home page, go to www.coax.net then click on our users and
then click on your username, or go directly http://www.coax.net/~username
in your web browser, where username must be replaced with your actual
Maintain your home page:
Keep the information on your web pages current. Check your web page
periodically to make sure all links work correctly. If you are referencing
links other than your own, they may change from time to time. On a regular
basis, check the amount of disk space used by your web pages. The easiest
way to do this is make sure all files for you web page are stored on your
computer in a single directory just for those files. Then check to see the
size of that directory on your computer. For a regular dial up account you
are allow 10 meg of storage space on our server. If your web site becomes
larger than 10Meg, it will take a long time to load.