Uploading Your Site
recommended that you upload your web site to Elysium Gates or your
Domain, with the following options:
An FTP program (the Elysium Gates control panel
does have FTP, but we prefer other programs).
A web design authoring program such as: Microsoft FrontPage, or NVU (HIGHLY recommended, and it is
|File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Protocol (FTP) is the standard method used for transferring files
from one computer to another over the Internet. Though FTP programs
vary greatly, the general settings will be the same. Since we
cannot include step by step configurations for all FTP programs, we
have supplied the general information you'll need to connect to our
servers. Most FTP programs will have a wide range of options to
set. Usually, however, you only need to use the default
Software: If you don't have an FTP program, the best for the money
is WS_FTP or FTP
Voyager Mac Users: download Fetch.
- Open a
connection to the Internet and start your
- Look for a
field called "Host Address/IP address" and enter the IP address
assigned to you. Or, if your domain name is registered, then enter
your FTP URL (ftp.elysiumgates.com). If you have a domain or an IP
number you will use that. For example:
If you are not using a domain but are using a URL
the USERID in the "USERID" field, and enter your PASSWORD in the
"PASSWORD" field. Leave the DEFAULT DIRECTORY field
- Click "OK". This will log you into your site, and you will be
ready to upload your files. Upload your files to the
mainwebsite_html directory. Your CGI scripts go in the
mainwebsite_cgi directory. If you are not using that
directory, do NOT delete it.
- Be sure that your main or home page is called
For step by step setup of WS FTP LE, go here How to set up WS
prompts may vary from version to version, the steps are generally
the same. This walkthrough uses FrontPage 98. We assume you already
have FrontPage installed and functioning correctly.
- Open a
connection to the Internet.
- Be sure your
home page is named index.html, not default.htm or anything other
"File/Publish FrontPage web."
Publish changed pages only. After your initial
publish, you may leave this option checked.
- Click the
More Webs... button to open the Publish
FrontPage Web dialog box below.
http://www.elysiumgates.com into the box, then
click OK. You may use the domain name (i.e.
www.yourdomain.com) if you are registered that way or if you have
the membername.elysiumgates.com you should put in
your usrID and your password and click
"OK." If you are asked for a directory path,
leave this blank. FrontPage will automatically publish to the
NOTE: UserID and
password are all lower case!
- Your site
should begin uploading to your web server.
Editing/Updating Your Site Online using
- Open a
connection to the Internet and start FrontPage
"File/Open Frontpage Web."
- Once the
dialog box opens, select "Open an Existing FrontPage Web," and
click "More Webs." In the field asking for "Web Server or Disk
Location," enter your domain name or your IP address (e.g.
www.yourdomain.com or 188.8.131.52). Click "List
- Once "Root
Web" appears in the second box, click "OK." FrontPage will now load
your files into the Explorer.
- When your
files appear in the Explorer you can begin your work. When you save
your work, it will be automatically saved on our server and updated
NOTE: While editing/updating your site online is
convenient, it is good practice to make all your changes locally,
then publish them to your web server. If you make all your changes
via our web server, you will have no backup copy on your
Common FrontPage Questions & Problems
Why doesn't my site come up when I
type in my domain name: Your main/home page may be
incorrectly named. Be sure that your main/home page is called
FrontPage keeps asking for a username and
password: Check your user name and password making sure to watch
for cAse. Also, make sure your caps lock key is not on. If the
problem persists, you may not have author rights to your site.
published my files to the server; now my forms don't
work: The most common cause of form errors is when you create a web
site with FrontPage without using the Personal Web Server. When
this happens, FrontPage creates your web site as a "disk-based" web
site, a site related with your hard drive but which does not
utilize the Personal Web Server installed by FrontPage. When you do
this, FrontPage adds pieces of Java script to your forms, which
allow the forms to operate properly on your computer. When you
publish to a web server that has FrontPage extensions installed
FrontPage does not remove these pieces of code.
FrontPage takes a long time to display the information when
using the search feature: If you have a large web
site and only one FrontPage Web <RootWeb>, and you add the
FrontPage search feature to your site, FrontPage indexes the entire
web. When you do a full text search it goes through each and every
file. The best way to speed up this process is to separate you web
site into different webs, called "child webs." When you do this,
smaller parts are created which can be searched individually,
increasing the search speed. The downfall of doing this, however,
is that FrontPage requires specific hidden files to perform various
functions, adding to the disk space on our server and possibly
resulting in an overage. This is not normally a problem,
FrontPage keeps saying my extensions are not set up
correctly: Please contact our technical director: