|User Help :: Web Area Setup Help Using WS_FTP32
The Personal Web Space provided by CamTel.Net/Cameron Telephone Company
is an unmanaged area. CamTel.Net/Cameron Telephone Company will not be providing
technical support for this area beyond the scope as defined below. Users who have purchased the
Web Space package will receive 5 megabytes of Personal Web Space with a limit of 250 megabytes
of file transfers (extra space and transfer are available at an additional charge). We ask that
you refrain from posting sexually explicit material to your Web Space. Offenders may lose Web
Space privileges and/or all other Internet services at the discretion of CamTel.Net/Cameron
Telephone Company. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.
Checklist for User Web Page Setup
A separate Web Space package (contact customer service department to order).
A Web Publishing program to create and modify your Web Pages. Web Pages, or HTML pages,
are actually text files that contain instructions that tell your browser what to do. Being text
files, they can be edited with any text editor (such as Windows Notepad or DOS's edit) by an
experienced HTML programmer. For the beginner there are many WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You
Get) Web Publishing Packages available. There are commercially available ones that you
can mail order or pick up at your local software store and there are, also, shareware ones that
you can download from various
sites. Many of the Web Publishing Packages that are available
come with FTP clients for the transferring of files between your local computer and your Web
Space on the webserver. If you acquire one of the previously mentioned packages that includes
an FTP client, you do not need to acquire an FTP program as mentioned below.
An FTP program to transfer the files in your computer to your Personal Web Space.
Here we have included instructions specific to WS_FTP32 (for Windows-95).
Click here to download
WS_FTP32 (you may use any FTP program).
The Web Pages that you will create.
Using WS_FTP32 to access your Personal Web Space.
Step One - Connecting to your user directory
Click on the WS_FTP32 icon. When the WS_FTP32 program starts
up you will first be in the Session Profile window. This is where you will define the FTP
connection parameters. Since the FTP program can be used to access other FTP servers, you will
need to assign a name to this profile.
In the Profile Name box enter the name you wish to assign to this profile, or setup. For
simplicity (and clarity) sake, enter camtel.net. Under Host Name enter
user.camtel.net. In Host Type select UNIX (Standard). Enter your FTP login
name and password into the User ID and Password boxes. Leave the Account Box blank. Make sure
Anonymous Login is NOT checked. Check Save Password box if you wish to save your password.
If you elect to save your password, anyone who can sit in front of your computer may access
(FTP) your web area. If you choose not to save your password, you must enter your password each
time you FTP to your web area. If you elect to Auto-Save Config, any changes you make to this
Session Profile will automatically be saved. If you elect not to check Auto-Save Config you must
click on the Save button if you make any changes to this entry. The Initial directory boxes are
optional. You may specify which directories (folders) you wish to be "in" when this FTP session
is invoked. Normally your initial directory on the Remote Host (our webserver) would be
/home/johndoe (again, replacing johndoe with your FTP login name). If you choose not to enter
an initial directory for the Host, it will default to /home/johndoe (with johndoe being your
FTP login name). The initial directory for your LocalPC would be the directory (or folder) where
your web pages are stored on your computer.
Click on "OK" to gain access to your Personal Web Space.
When you login to the server you will always start in the same directory. This directory is
named the same as your login name and will henceforth be referred to as your
Once you have established an FTP session (linked to our webserver) click on the Options button
at the bottom of the window. Click the Program Options button. In the bottom left hand corner
(in the Double Click box), select view. Then click on the Save button to save these settings.
Next click on the Session Options button. In the bottom left hand coner (in the Transfer Mode
box), select Auto Detect. Then click on the Save button. When you are back on the Options
Window, click on the Exit button. You are now set to transfer (FTP) your web pages up to the
Step Two - Uploading your Web Pages
FTP your web pages to your user directory.
The left-hand pane represents your
local machine (your computer) while the right-hand pane represents the
remote machine (our Internet server). If the left pane (your computer)
is not showing the web pages that you have created navigate your local drive to find the
directory where your web pages are stored.
Your screen should look similar to the example.
WHEN YOU COPY FILES UP TO THE WEBSERVER, YOU WILL OVERWRITE ANY FILES OF THE
SAME NAME. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP COPY OF THESE FILES.
To copy (or publish) your web pages, highlight all the files to be copied to your
Personal Web Space, click on the right-arrow between the two panes,
This will copy all the highlighted files from your hard drive (left pane) to your user
directory (your Personal Web Space on Camtel.Net).
All of the highlighted files in this directory will be published under the
http://user.camtel.net/johndoe where johndoe is replaced by your user name.