Web Hosting uses File Transfer Protocol (FTP) which is a language that enables computers to speak to one another, and it is used to make files and folders available for transfer over the Internet. When you are assigned your SJPC userid and password, you will have the necessary permission to login and put files on your assigned SJPC Web site, and initially you Web site will only contain a home page, index.htm. You can work with files and folders at your Web site much like you work with them on your own computer, and you can view, download, upload, rename, and delete files and folders. Since your SJPC Web site requires a userid and password to access it, you will need to include that information in the FTP command or you will be prompted for the information. Web pages use HyperText Markup Language (HTML) for linking to other pages and linking within pages. Also, HTML provides a common markup language for all Web pages, and this enables all browsers to display Web pages.
The following FAQ's may be helpful when you are working with your SJPC Web site.
How do I get to my SJPC Web site with an HTTP command?
Can I get to my SJPC Web site with an SFTP command?
Is there any advertising put on my Web site?
Can I use my Web site for commercial purposes?
What programs do I need to build my Web site?
Do I need to learn HTML to build a Web site?
How many FTP password errors can I make before I get locked out?
How do I get my FTP password unlocked?
Can my Web site be restored if I accidentally delete it?
Your SJPC Web site is accessible by you and others by entering http://www.sjpc.org/userid
in the command line. This will display your home page, index.htm or
No. Your SJPC Web site is only accessible to you by executing an FTP command
that will take you to the directory public_html/username where username
is your SJPC assigned login user name. The actual FTP format
varies with the program that you use to FTP. Some FTP programs are
described in the help pages under Web hosting.
No. The Club's server does not put any advertising on your Web
No. The Club Web site is meant for personal use and is not to
be used to make a profit.
You will need a program to build Web pages, and this can be done with
a text editor or an html editor. Also, you will need a program to
upload, download, and edit your Web site. Some FTP programs are described
in the help pages under Web hosting.
No. HTML editors such as MS Front Page allow
you to create HTML pages without knowing the HTML tags.
It depends upon whether the program that you are using retries using the same
failing password. The error count is incremented each time a bad password is
encountered, and the count is reset when a good password is encountered.
If the threshold set by the System Administrator is exceeded, you will be locked
out until Technical Support resets it.
You will have to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Postmaster at the number listed in the Club Newsletter to request
that your FTP password be unlocked.
Yes. System backups are created periodically and your web site can be
restored from the backup.
However, you may lose your more recent changes.
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