Uploading files/ Web pages into http://www.his.com/~username account
Legacy his.com email accounts setup prior to 2012 have personal web space available at http://www.his.com/~username.
It is a legacy feature and is not available to new @his.com/hers.com email accounts. For fully featured web hosting account, see our Shared Hosting plans.
- Use an FTP client to log in to your home directory on www.his.com.
Don't specify a path when you log in - just specify your login name and your
password, and the FTP server will take you to your home directory. (Don't try to
log in as "anonymous" - that won't work on www.his.com).
Download WS_FTP LE 32 (Windows) or Fetch (Mac). There is documentation for installation and use included with each package.
- FTP Host: www.his.com
- Host type: Auto-detect or Unix
- Username: Your email username (the part before the @)
- Password: Your www password
- Using your FTP client, go into the public_html sub-directory (looks
like a folder in many FTP clients).
If the sub-directory does not exist, create it using FTP
- Delete the default file named index.html. This is the default file showing
the "under construction" page.
- Upload your .html or .htm and .gif or .jpg files there. The file you
name index.html (index.htm, home.html, or home.htm or index.php will also work)
will be the default page that will come up when people specify:
http://www.his.com/~sample (... assuming your user name is "sample" ...).
If you want them to be able to go to a specific page, they can do so by specifying the page this way: http://www.his.com/~sample/whatever.html
- Upload whatever support files (.jpg, .gif, whatever) to the public_html
sub-directory Don't put them directly in your home directory - they have to be
in public_html for the system to find them.
- If after uploading your files, you sill see an "under construction" page, go
back and check that you deleted delete the file named index.html. This is the
default file showing the "under construction" page.
- Note that upper/lower case in file names matters, since our server is a UNIX system. Wombat.html and WOMBAT.HTML and wombat.html are different files as far as UNIX is concerned, so be mindful of this. If you're uploading files from a PC, note that file names may come out in all-upper-case; this is OK - just set up the link the same way so the case matches and everything will work fine. Also, since Windows machines can't handle (or create) file names with more than 3 characters in the suffix, your files will have names like wombat.htm instead of wombat.html ... that's OK - .htm works as well as .html on the www.his.com server.