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     How do I set up my personal home page?

To set up your free personal home page you need to create a sub-directory of your home directory called public_html using an FTP program. The host address you need to FTP into is ftp.michcom.net. You will automatically start out in your home directory after you log in with the FTP program. Then create the public_html directory (e.g. "mkdir public_html", if your using a non-graphical program). Everything related to your home page must be stored in that directory. After you've created/designed your home page -- which must be named one of the following: index.htm, index.html, home.htm, or home.html -- upload it into public_html.

The web address, or URL, of a personal home page on Michcom.net is http://www.michcom.net/~username. Be sure to include the "~" (tilde) before the username, the key for that character should be located above the "Tab" key, left of the number "1" key. So if your username is jdoe you would tell people that the address of your home page is http://www.michcom.net/~jdoe.

This only works if your home page is named one of the four names mentioned earlier. If you want to name it something else for any reason, you need to append that onto your web page address (e.g. http://www.michcom.net/~jdoe/othername.html").


If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us at support@michcom.net.

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