All subscribers using one of our email services can create a website and store it for free on our server. Each is allowed up to 1GB of data per email account.
- Designing the website
One of the first things you or the subscriber will need to do is design the site. It can be simply a picture or a larger site. There are many books available as well as resources on the web to help you build a website. One FREE web authoring program is called Nvu. You can download it from http://www.net2.com/nvu/. Please note that this program is provided by a third party, and visp.net neither supports it nor endorses its use.
Once you have designed the site, follow the next instructions to upload it to your (or the subscriber’s) own personal webspace.
- Getting an FTP program
Your second step is to acquire an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program which is used to upload your website files to your hosting space on visp.net’s server. FTP programs can be found almost anywhere. One FREE FTP program is called FileZilla. You can download it from http://filezilla-project.org/download.php. Please note that this program is provided by a third party, and visp.net neither supports it nor endorses its use.
- Connecting to the website using an FTP program
- Hostname — ftp.domain.ext (domain.ext needs to be replaced with your ISP domain.)
- Username — This is your (or the subscriber’s) email address. If your e-mail address is email@example.com, then firstname.lastname@example.org is your username.
- Password — This is the email password. (If you have forgotten it, please contact us)
- Remote Host Directory — WWW/
Once the appropriate settings have been entered into the FTP program, you can connect to your website on visp.net’s server.
After connecting, you should see a listing of files on your computer, and a listing of files on visp.net’s server. Unless you have previously uploaded pages, the server will either be blank or include a file called index.html.
Be sure to upload all your files into the remote host directory folder (noted above). It is first recommended that you replace the default index.html page with one of your own. When you replace the page, be sure to rename it as index.html. The index.html page is the first file loaded when somebody visits your page. You will not be able to view your website unless there is an index.html page located in the remote host directory folder.
To upload files, you can drag and drop files onto the server side of the listing and they will be uploaded. (Most ftp programs support drag and drop.)
- Viewing the website
You can point your web browser at http://www.domain.ext/~username. (Replace “username” with your username and replace domain.ext with the correct domain name.)
For Example: http://www.smartwire.net/~kevins pulls up the following website: