Once you have created a website, you need to copy its files from your computer to the e-wire connection point web server (known as uploading). To do this, you use a protocol called File Transfer Protocol, or FTP. There are a variety of FTP programs available for you to use. You can also use your web browser to connect via FTP.
Uploading with a web browser
To use your web browser to upload your files, enter ftp://members.e-wire.net.au/ into the address bar of your browser.
Shortly afterwards, a login window should appear and ask you to type in your username and password. Type in the username and password for your main account.
Your main webpage or homepage (the page you want people to see first) should be called index.html - if you are using an older operating system your HTML files might have an extension of .htm, but you will need to rename the files to give them an extension of .html otherwise they may not display correctly.
You will need to upload your files into the 'public_html' folder for it to be viewable on the Internet.
Different browsers have different ways of handling uploading files; Internet Explorer provides an easy drag-and-drop interface where it's possible to simply drag and drop your website from wherever it is on your hard drive into IE's window.
Using an FTP program to upload your webpages
If you are using an FTP program, rather than your web browser, you need to configure it to connect to the correct hostname with the correct form of username from the chart, as well as the appropriate password.
If your FTP program has an option for "Anonymous FTP", disable it.
- Username: Your e-wire username, e.g. yourusername
- Password: Your account password
- Hostname: members.e-wire.net.au
- Website address: http://members.e-wire.net.au/~yourusername/
Should you have any further questions, please contact e-wire connection point support on 1300 135 231 or email@example.com