To place/upload your HTML documents and graphic/media files on the web server, you will need to use an FTP client (such as FileZilla). The FTP client requires:
- A FTP host address. Use 220.127.116.11 if off campus or 10.0.170.83 if on campus
- A user name and password, provided via email after registration.
- A Path or Root directory: if left blank you will be placed in the root directory of your web site on the web server.
The FTP client will copy files from your local directory structure to your folder on the Web Design Contest web site on the web server. Make sure your documents transfer as text and the graphic/media files as binary/raw data.
Please Note: Routers
Users behind a router may need to configure their FTP client to use their external IP address to connect to the FTP server. Instructions for settings this up on FileZilla are as follows:
Edit Network Configuration Wizard > Active Mode > Next > Use External IP > Next > Get external IP address from the following URL (leave default) > Ask operating system for a port > Next > Test > Finish
Do not configure your FTP client for a "passive" connection. Passive connections will fail.
Please Note: Firewalls
Users behind a firewall will need to configure their program, depending on the Operating System and FTP program, to allow access. The best way to determine configuration is to search for your particular OS, and firewall exception (i.e. Windows XP firewall exception, Windows Vista firewall exception, etc).
Default pages should be named either index or default with a file extension of any of the following:
If you have any issues or questions, contact the Web Administrator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.