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General Information

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is the most commonly used and popular way to publish your web site into your Positive account so it is visible on the World Wide Web via your domain. Whilst many web design tools such as Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive have their own built-in web publishing tools, these also are still effectively using FTP to transfer the files.

The first step in publishing your web site is to design your pages "locally" on your own computer, probably using web design software and/or a text editor such as. Once you have designed and tested the seperate html pages and images locally you can then use an FTP client to transfer the local files to your Positive account on our remote host machine.

There are a wide range of different standalone FTP clients available for all platforms, most shareware and some freeware - we have some links here. Some operating systems such as Linux (and even Windows 9x) have a simple command line based FTP built in but most people prefer to use a dedicated FTP client for ease of use and convenience. Additionally, most web design software usually has an FTP publishing feature built in.

Regardless of 'flavour', all FTP software needs the same information in order to make a connection to your web space. This information is as follows:

1) HOSTNAME (Also known as REMOTE SERVER or SERVER or REMOTE HOST)

The hostname should be your web address (without the http:// section) for example www.example.co.uk

Note: if your domain is still in the process of transferring, you will need to use the temporary hostname of the server your account is hosted on, as stated your original welcome email from us. This will usually be something like muon.positive-internet.com or boson.positive-internet.com etc.

2) USERNAME (Also known as USER, LOGIN or LOGIN NAME)

The username is as stated in your welcome emaik and is the login name you chose when setting up your account.

3) PASSWORD

The password is initally allocated to you by us and notifed in your welcome email.

Note: you can change your password if you wish. See here for details.

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