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Uploading Web Pages to Your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Most Internet Service Providers allow each subscriber 2 megabytes or more of free storage on the server for personal home pages. It is something that automatically comes with the $20 (approx) monthly fee you pay for internet service. Also, there are a number of sites on the Internet, such as http://geocities.yahoo.com, that provide free space for personal home pages.
If you wish to post a home page, you will need an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program. The FTP program does what its name implies: It sends your web page file to the server, which stores it in the public domain section of its memory so that others may access the page. Your world wide web web address (URL) will look something like this: http://www.yourservername.com/~youridentifier.
There are many FTP programs on the market. Netscape Communicator 4.5
has its own FTP program built in--though it is somewhat tricky to use.
There are a number of free FTP programs available for download
on the internet. Also, there are some shareware FTP programs available
on the internet that can be downloaded for a small fee. If you need an
FTP program, I recommend checking out
http://www.download.com. Once that site is loaded onto your browser,
select Internet and then FTP. This will bring up a large
listing of both freeware and software FTP programs that can be downloaded.
Your ISP's home page will have a link to a page of instructions showing you
how to set up the FTP program for transfering your web page to the server.