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== What do I need to publish my web page? ==
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== Publishing files (including web pages) on the internet ==
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Publishing a web page is easy -- just put a file into your personal web space provided by NCF and that's it -- the file will then be visible to the internet.
  
In order to publish your web page, you need to compose it in HTML format
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Your web space is at http://web.ncf.ca/''accountID'', where ''accountID'' is replaced by your NCF accountID, or, if you have an email alias, you can use it too. For example, if your accountID is ab123 and your email alias is 'fred', then your web space would be at:
on your computer. When you are ready to publish the page, you transfer
 
the HTML file to your website on the NCF. Once the transfer is  
 
done, your web page becomes 'visible' on the World Wide Web.
 
  
<b>Compose your web pages</b>
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http://web.ncf.ca/ab123
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or
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http://web.ncf.ca/fred
  
Your main (first) page must be named index.html to make it the default first page that people see. Click [createwebpage.html here] to find out how to create HTML pages.
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The process of transferring a file from your computer to your web space (on NCF's computer) is called ''uploading''.
  
<b>Transfer your web page to the NCF</b>
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A file is a 'web page' if it contains text formated in HTML, which is intended to be rendered (displayed) by web browsers.  HTML is just plain text, but the text conforms to the rules of HTML.  HTML files are named with an extension of '.html' or '.htm' so that browsers know they contain HTML.
  
We suggest using NCF's "Web File Manager" (because it requires no set-up) to transfer your HTML files from your computer to your website at NCF. Alternatively, you can use an FTPprogram.
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=== Default HTML page ===
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URLs specify directories and, optionally, file names.  For example, if a file abc.html were in the web space of ab123, the URL would be:
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http://web.ncf.ca/ab123/abc.html
  
* <b>Using the NCF Web File Manager</b>
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If a file is not specified, eg.,
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http://web.ncf.ca/ab123
  
Go to your personalized [http://start.ncf.ca StartPage] and click on 'Web File Manager' under 'Tools'.
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by default, browsers will look for a file named 'index.html' (or 'index.htm').  If they find such a file, they will load it.  If not, they will display a list of the files in the directory.
  
* <b>Using an FTP program</b>
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So typically people create a file 'index.html' to be their main 'home page'.
  
A good FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program is WS_FTP LE; click [ftp.html here] to find out how to use it to transfer files.
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=== How to upload files ===
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There are many ways to upload files, including:
  
To <b>transfer files to your personal website</b>, use the following settings on your FTP program:
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==== NCF's Web File Namager ====
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We suggest using NCF's "Web File Manager" (because it requires no set-up) to upload your files.
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Go to the [http://start.ncf.ca StartPage] and click on 'Web File Manager' under 'Tools' in teh right column.  It's kind of basic, but you'll see simple tools for uploading files.  There's an FAQ link on its page that explains how it works.
  
** Host Name/Address = &nbsp;ftp-home.ncf.ca
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Web File Manager cannot tranfer files larger than 2MB. For large files, use FTP.
** User ID = accountID-1 (that's a dash one), e.g. &nbsp;ab123-1
 
  
Your web site is at http://web.ncf.ca/accountID
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==== Using FTP ====
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If you are using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program, use the following settings:
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* Host Name/Address = ftp-home.ncf.ca
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* User ID = accountID-1 (that's your NCF account ID followed by 'dash one'), e.g. ab123-1
  
To <b>transfer files to your organization website</b>, use the following settings on your FTP program:
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=== About HTML files ===
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There are many guides on the internet and in bookstores and library about learning HTML.  A simple way to get started is to use NCF's Web File Manager to create a HTML template file.  Do this:
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* Start NCF's [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/home/tools/fileManager.jsp Web File Manager]
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* Create a new file called anything.html
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* Click the 'edit' link for that file
  
** Host Name/Address = &nbsp;ftp-ip.ncf.ca
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Because the file is named with an extension of '.hmtl' and is empty, Web File Manager will open with template text of a basic HTML file, which you can modify (or discard).
** User ID = &nbsp;accountID-n&nbsp; ('n' is a letter code assigned to the  
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== Organziational Accounts at NCF ==
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To transfer files to your organization web space, use the following settings on your FTP program:
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* Host Name/Address = ftp-ip.ncf.ca
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* User ID = accountID-n ('n' is a letter code assigned to the  
 
organization, usually the first letter of the directory name)
 
organization, usually the first letter of the directory name)
  
Your web site is at &nbsp;http://yourOrg.ncf.ca
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Your web site is at
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http://yourOrg.ncf.ca
  
 
== Tools for web page authors ==
 
== Tools for web page authors ==
 
 
NCF's "comment-taker" utility provides a way for readers of your web page to send you
 
NCF's "comment-taker" utility provides a way for readers of your web page to send you
email without exposing your email address to spammers.  Have a look at the
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email without you having to expose your email address to spammers.  Have a look at the
 
[/ncf/support/faqMaker.jsp?faq=7 Comment-Taker FAQ] for more information.
 
[/ncf/support/faqMaker.jsp?faq=7 Comment-Taker FAQ] for more information.
  
 
== How much space do I get? ==
 
== How much space do I get? ==
 
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There is no limit on the size of your web space as long as there is enough space
There is no limit on the size of your website as long as there is enough space
 
 
for everybody. If space becomes an issue, we will contact the people who use
 
for everybody. If space becomes an issue, we will contact the people who use
 
the most space.
 
the most space.

Revision as of 17:29, 15 February 2010

Publishing files (including web pages) on the internet

Publishing a web page is easy -- just put a file into your personal web space provided by NCF and that's it -- the file will then be visible to the internet.

Your web space is at http://web.ncf.ca/accountID, where accountID is replaced by your NCF accountID, or, if you have an email alias, you can use it too. For example, if your accountID is ab123 and your email alias is 'fred', then your web space would be at:

http://web.ncf.ca/ab123
or
http://web.ncf.ca/fred

The process of transferring a file from your computer to your web space (on NCF's computer) is called uploading.

A file is a 'web page' if it contains text formated in HTML, which is intended to be rendered (displayed) by web browsers. HTML is just plain text, but the text conforms to the rules of HTML. HTML files are named with an extension of '.html' or '.htm' so that browsers know they contain HTML.

Default HTML page

URLs specify directories and, optionally, file names. For example, if a file abc.html were in the web space of ab123, the URL would be:

http://web.ncf.ca/ab123/abc.html

If a file is not specified, eg.,

http://web.ncf.ca/ab123

by default, browsers will look for a file named 'index.html' (or 'index.htm'). If they find such a file, they will load it. If not, they will display a list of the files in the directory.

So typically people create a file 'index.html' to be their main 'home page'.

How to upload files

There are many ways to upload files, including:

NCF's Web File Namager

We suggest using NCF's "Web File Manager" (because it requires no set-up) to upload your files. Go to the StartPage and click on 'Web File Manager' under 'Tools' in teh right column. It's kind of basic, but you'll see simple tools for uploading files. There's an FAQ link on its page that explains how it works.

Web File Manager cannot tranfer files larger than 2MB. For large files, use FTP.

Using FTP

If you are using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program, use the following settings:

  • Host Name/Address = ftp-home.ncf.ca
  • User ID = accountID-1 (that's your NCF account ID followed by 'dash one'), e.g. ab123-1

About HTML files

There are many guides on the internet and in bookstores and library about learning HTML. A simple way to get started is to use NCF's Web File Manager to create a HTML template file. Do this:

  • Start NCF's Web File Manager
  • Create a new file called anything.html
  • Click the 'edit' link for that file

Because the file is named with an extension of '.hmtl' and is empty, Web File Manager will open with template text of a basic HTML file, which you can modify (or discard).

Organziational Accounts at NCF

To transfer files to your organization web space, use the following settings on your FTP program:

  • Host Name/Address = ftp-ip.ncf.ca
  • User ID = accountID-n ('n' is a letter code assigned to the

organization, usually the first letter of the directory name)

Your web site is at

http://yourOrg.ncf.ca

Tools for web page authors

NCF's "comment-taker" utility provides a way for readers of your web page to send you email without you having to expose your email address to spammers. Have a look at the [/ncf/support/faqMaker.jsp?faq=7 Comment-Taker FAQ] for more information.

How much space do I get?

There is no limit on the size of your web space as long as there is enough space for everybody. If space becomes an issue, we will contact the people who use the most space.