|This page will guide you through the steps of setting up and accessing your personal web site at Pacific
Online. This page is not meant to teach HTML or web site creation.
Request the Set-up of your Site
You simply need to fill out the Web Site Creation Form and Pacific Online will process your
request within 48 hours. Once processed, you will be able to upload to
your new web site.
Obtain an FTP Client
You will need an FTP client (File Transfer Protocol) to transfer files from your
computer to the Pacific Online Web Server. Here is a good, a free FTP client:
Set-up the FTP Client
Once you have the FTP client downloaded and installed you will need to set it up
with the following settings:.
Name, Address, FTP Server
||Remote Port or FTP Port
||Leave this Blank
Your Login Name - not anonymous
4. Start Building your Site
Now you will need to start
building your website. First you need to obtain an HTML editor or a Text Editor. You
can even use Microsoft WordTM
to create simple html pages with graphics. Regardless of the program you use
you *must* save the main file as index.htm
After you have downloaded and
installed your HTML editor you can begin building your site. You will first create the
pages on your computer and then transfer them to the Pacific Online web server via FTP
when you are finished. Here are a few important tips when creating your site.
that your main page (the one that users initially view) is called index.htm.
Pacific Online's web server automatically looks for this page when a person types in your
Use full paths in your HTML.
Example use http://home.pon.net/yoursite/graphics/mypicture.gif
not /mypicture.gif. This will cut down on missing or bad links.
You can use and name as many
subdirectories as you want under your main directory. Example:
You can use either .htm
or .html as the extensions of your pages but make sure that the index
page has .htm as the extension.
Pacific Online does not provide
support on how to design a web site or web page. However, if you are having problems
with particular HTML tags and you believe it is directly related to the Web Server or if you
are having trouble with scripts or CGI hosted by Pacific Online then write to email@example.com