- Hi-this is my first question in this program. I'm new at NTL. How do I
transfer my script to my Home Page Editor without subscribing to an FTP? My
Home Page is in ThirdAge.com and Angelfire/Lycos.
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- Hi Pats,
Welcome to the best text editor in the world!
Check your help pages for your web hosts (ThirdAge and Angelfire/Lycos).
Chances are there are web site control panels you can use to upload your
Whe web control panels, if they exist are different for every web host. I
have never worked with either of the two you mention, but web hosts change
the user interface at the drop of a hat so what worked six months ago will
work differently now anyhow.
However, while you are at it, see if you can find instructions from them on
how to use an ftp client. They are like browsers in that there are lots of
them out there (mine is coffeecup), lots of them free, some easy to use and
some not. Netscape's older browsers had built-in ftp clients (IE too,
probably). I'm just mentioning this to highlight that there is a lot of
choice and also most of them have to be easier to use than any web control
panel I've ever seen.
> How do I
> transfer my script to my Home Page Editor without subscribing to an FTP? My
> Home Page is in ThirdAge.com and Angelfire/Lycos.
- Hi Pat,
When you said:
> > How do I transfer my script to my Home Page Editor without subscribing toI was a little taken aback and didn't know how to respond, hence this delay.
> > an FTP? My Home Page is in ThirdAge.com and Angelfire/Lycos.
The reason for this is that your language was a little strange. It was
seeing Stephen's response that prompted me to start from a different angle.
Hope this is helpful!
Normally this means a piece of program code, often written in a programming
which ordinary HTML won't enable you to do. The script is just placed in the
ordinary HTML text which comprises your web page. Writing scripts is usually
considered a little more advanced than the business of writing ordinary HTML
and uploading that to your Web space provider.
Home Page Editor:
I took this term to mean the on-line editor which many web space providers
have as part of their site. They allow you to compose web pages, in WYSIWYG
(what you see is what you get) fashion and make them available to others at
the address which is set up when you apply for the account with that provider.
Normally, these editors do not allow you to do anything as fancy as adding
actually behind the web pages that you create.
A "Hyper Text Mark-up Language" file is what is generated by a Web space
Provider's Home Page Editor. This is then automatically moved to the space
allocated for your site when you save your page in the Home Page Editor.
In NoteTab you will work directly in the raw HTML. You will do this on your
own computer, locally. You must then move this file to the right place on
your web space provider's computer. To do this you normally use an FTP
program, although, there is a "Wizard" which is part of Windows which can do
similar job, it is very limited in its facilities and those up to using
NoteTab, wouldn't normally want to use it.
You don't "subscribe to an FTP". FTP can mean a number of related things
depending on context. In this case, I think you are referring to using an FTP
program. Using one will, indeed, not be necessary when using a web space
provider's Home Page Editor. However, if you are now using NoteTab to create
your web pages then I believe that using an FTP program becomes a necessity.
If you are up to dealing with creating your web pages using HTML, necessary if
you are using NoteTab, then dealing with an FTP program, will not cause you
any special problems. They operate very much like using "Windows Explorer" or
"My Computer", except that instead of moving a file from one folder to another
on your own computer, you drag them to a folder on another computer.
Your web space provider should have the details you need (somewhere on a Help
page on their web site) to set up the FTP program so that you can "see" the
right places on their computer to which to drag the files which form your web
If I have misread your level of understanding then I apologise for talking
down. Hopefully, we'll get to the bottom of your problem and be able to sort