Exercise 4 - Publishing
You will need to use your MNA for this exercise.
- Log on to https://www.itlab.musc.edu/ftphomeroom/ - (View screen shot)
- If you already have a "public_html" directory, skip to the next step.
If you don't already have a public_html directory, click on "MkDir" on the left menu to make the public_html directory. Type in public_html (be sure to use an underscore, not a space). Click "Make directory." (View screen shot)
- Once created, click on the public_html directory in the top, right window.
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You'll notice that the path in the center window will change to reflect your selection: Index of /files11/yourname/public_html/ (View screen shot)
The top window will list any sub-directories in the "public_html" folder. If you already had a public_html directory, you may see your sub-directories. If you just created it for the first time, it will be empty. The bottom window will show the files in that directory.
- From the left menu, click on "Upload"
- Read Note before completing this step. Select all the files you worked on (index.html, support.html, products.html) from the location you've been working (on your computer). Browse to each one. Then hit the Upload button at the bottom of the list. (View screen shot)
Note: Saving a file as "index.html" to a directory will make it be the first page that appears when you type in the path, or if you just type in the directory with no filename (ex: http://people.musc.edu/~yourusername/ - the browser will look for "index.html" in that directory and display it.) If your directory does not contain an "index.html" file, and you've only typed in a directory path (i.e. not specified a specific file: http://people.musc.edu/~yourusername/training.html), you will see a directory listing:
If you already have a public_html directory with an index file you do not wish to overwrite, do not transfer the index.html file you created to your public_html directory. It will take the place of the current index file - deleting and replacing it. Instead, save the index file you created as a different name, like example.html, and transfer it with products and support. Then you can type in the path with the filename and see your site - http://people.musc.edu/~yourname/example.html
- Confirm that the files transferred. You should see them listed in the bottom right window.
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- Open your browser. Go to http://people.musc.edu/~yourusername/
- Test your links.
- Congrats - you have completed your web site!
- Take the Quiz!
View Example Site