To get started with the Web Hosting Service, you need to request a Web site address, adjust the access permissions, and then upload the your Web site files.
First, choose an address for your Web site, following these guidelines:
Example: www.abc.eng.vt.edu, abc.eng.vt.edu
Forward the approval message for the Web site's address or your request for an address within the ".org.vt.edu" to email@example.com. In your message, please also include:
Note: For a personal Web site, use the Filebox service.
After receiving your email message, we will set up your Web site typically within 1 or 2 business days. As soon as your Web site is ready, you will receive a confirmation email message.
Because of the security concerns, by default, a newly created Web site requires logging on and only grants access to the Web site's administrators. Typically, this is not what you want if you intend to run a publicly accessible Web site. To change this setting, use the Web Adminstration Tool and adjust the permissions to allow read access by everyone. For more information, see Using the Web Administration Tool.
Install and configure WebDrive or Goliath to get ready for uploading files to your website. Once WebDrive or Goliath are configured, upload the files.
To add a Web Folder to connect to your filebox or hosting site in Windows, refer to Adding a Web Folder to Connect to Filebox or the Web Hosting Service in Windows XP.
To use your Web Folder (once it is set up) to manage your Filebox files, refer to the appropriate knowledge base article:
If you need help getting started, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.