* Rename the
index.html file located under the root of your site to replace
this page with your own. If using FTP, you can locate the file under /mainwbsite_html or /var/www/html.
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This page is a place holder for your
future web site
Access to your
Site Administrator: http://arionproductions.com/admin/
Use your Admin ID to login here and:
- Manage Your Site.
- Create Email Accounts.
- Create Email Aliases.
- View Usage Statistics.
- Manage your MySQL Database and much more.
Access to User
Each user account you create will have
access to their own settings page.
Login as the user to:
- Create Email Auto responders.
- Manage your Vacation Message.
- Manage Aliases.
You may wish to print or save this page before replacing it with
your own content.|
- Create Content
- Publish your content
- Publicize your site
There are a variety of ways to create content.
The easiest way is to use a Web content publishing tool such as Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Microsoft
FrontPage or a variety of other free publishing tools that you can
find on the internet. Other tools that are helpful include graphical
editing tools such as Paintshop Pro and even more dynamic content generators
like Macromedia's Flash. You
may also wish to edit your contents yourself by using a text editor
and learning HTML. Here are some pointers to learning HTML
Once you've finished your page/site, you'll
need to upload it to your web server. You may use several methods including
FrontPage, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or the provided File Manager
located within your Control Panel.
After creating your site locally on your system with FrontPage, publish
to your server by using the following server name or location: http://www.yourdomain.com
(omitting http:// may cause your connection to fail).
Just choose "Publish Web" from the file menu. Please check
your FrontPage manual or the technical FAQ for further assistance.
FTP allows a person to transfer files between
two computers, generally connected via the Internet. You can either
FTP your files via the command line (i.e. DOS), or you can find an FTP
client which executes all the commands in a drag-and-drop interface.
We would highly recommend the latter to beginners and experts alike.
FTP clients make the publishing process simple.To FTP, you will
need to know the host location, as well as your username and password.
All your web site contents are stored in /mainwbsite_html or /var/www/html.
**Please note that using an FTP
client to publish a FrontPage site is not recomended.
Using an FTP Client
Most FTP clients have the same basic layout, functionality, and price.
Choosing one is simply a matter of personal preference. Some of the
more popular clients for Windows-based computers include WS_FTP,
CuteFTP, and BulletProof
FTP and for Macintosh computers include Fetch,
and Interarchy. All clients
come with documentation, and it shouldn't take you long to figure out
how to get started. But here are a few basics:
- There will be some kind of "Site Manager"
feature which will store all your FTP locations and their corresponding
login information. Once you enter this info, the client will automatically
log you in.
- There will be three screens. One representing
your local machine, one representing the remote host, and one which
shows the files that are queued for transfer. You will need to navigate
to the correct folders on both your local machine and the host machine.
- You will then highlight the files you wish
to upload on your local machine, and there should be a button at the
top that queues the files for upload. The upload might execute immediately,
or you might have to hit a "Go" button first.
- That's it! Your files are uploaded! You
should now be able to go to your URL and view the page.
Search Engines and Internet Catalogs
Probably the most common way to publicize your site and generate traffic
is to submit it to search engines (i.e. Google.com) and internet catalogs
(i.e. Yahoo.com). Most of these sites have a form you can fill out to
submit your site.
If your page has a theme, seek out pages with similar themes and ask
the webmaster to post a link to your site. In exchange, you promise
to add a link to their site on yours. This is a great way to get the
word out about your site for free.
Look for newsgroups where you think people who would be interested in
your site might frequent. Post a message announcing your site and its
features. Don't do this too often as it is sometimes considered Spamming
If there are other pages that are similar to yours, there might be a
web ring out there dedicated to your kind of site. Do an internet search
for "web ring" and include a keyword related to your site. If you join
a web ring, you will need to add a web ring graphic and links to your
If you really want to give your site some exposure, you can create a
banner ad and find a company that will get your banner put up on numerous
pages. The cost generally depends on the amount of impressions (how
many times it is seen) or click-throughs (how many times it is actually
clicked on). Never signup for Internet advertising with companies
that only promise impressions but fail to provide current and existing
ad placements (if you can't verify where will your ad appear or be listed,