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How to Create Personal Web Site



As a member of Quad-Cities OnlineŽ you have the option of creating a personal web page that can be posted for everyone else with internet access to see. Each Dial-In account is allowed 5 megs of space to upload a personal web site. Please be aware that commercial content is not allowed on a personal web site. If you wish to have a commercial site then you will need to set up an appropriate account with us (email newmedia@qconline.com or phone (309) 757-4912 for more information regarding commercial sites).



NOTE: Due to hardware problems, Quad-Cities OnlineŽ has new software to use for personal web pages. There are several changes from the previous instructions, so please read thoroughly.

Setting Up a Personal Web Site



If you do not yet have a directory created on the server you will need to E-mail to support@qconline.com to have it created. You will need to provide your username so that we can create the directory for you. Your username will then become your directory for viewing your site. You will also want to let us know what you wish the page title to be (a short description of what your page is about). This directory will be the place where people on the internet will find your website. For example, if you choose a directory name of CUSTOMER then your web site's address will be http://users.qconline.com/~CUSTOMER/.



An important note: All files and addresses are case sensitive, so you will want to save and create files all in lower case in order for people to find your information easily. Also, your first page of access MUST be labelled INDEX.HTML in order for your directory to work properly.



The following instructions will provide you with the information you need to upload a web site to the server. Please refer to the Help files of your FTP program for tips and instructions for using that application. Note that we will only support the settings needed for FTP, our telephone and e-mail support lines cannot answer questions related to the writing and uploading of the page.

FTP



If you are familiar with using File Transfer Protocol, then you are ready to use it to upload your web page files to the server. If you are not familiar with FTP applications, we recommend reading up on some of them or downloading one and reading its help files. Brief FTP instructions are available by going to the Using FTP portion of our technical support site. If your FTP application is not covered on our Using FTP site, please use the settings below and enter them in the proper place on your FTP client.



Once your directory is created go into your FTP program and connect to the server name of users.qconline.com using the same username and password as your dial-in account. When you connect to the server you will begin in the parent directory. Go into the directory of web to upload your pages to the proper location. You can now begin uploading files to the server.

Finding Your Page



The fastest way to find your page is to type in http://users.qconline.com/~username (where "username" is your account name). Another option is to go to our member directory at http://qconline.com/qco/users. Here you will find an alphabetical listing of all personal web sites created by QCO customers. If your page is not shown or you would like to add a short page description, please E-mail info@qconline.com with your username and the description you would like shown.

Windows 95/98 FTP Programs



MacIntosh FTP Programs





If the link you are trying from the above list does not work or you wish to use something other than the programs listed, feel free to check out some of the download sites on the web.
http://www.download.com from C/Net
http://www.tucows.com



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