Each WorldLinks customer is provided a customized instruction guide with
information on how to edit and upload your files to your website. This
guide also includes general information such as where to place CGI scripts and
other common questions.
We have included answers to some of the common
questions from this guide below.
If you would like to request a new copy of
this guide to be emailed to you, or if you have any questions, please let us
know by emailing us at email@example.com
If you are NOT using Microsoft FrontPage:
Files must be uploaded using the FTP protocol, using any compatible FTP software
application. To upload files to your website, configure your FTP software with
Remote Site: ftp.iglou.com
Username: Your IgLou website username
Password: Your password for your IgLou website username
Remote Directory: /worldlinks/worldlinks-id
Alternatively, if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.5 or
higher, you can enter the following address:
Various FTP clients can be found by visiting the software website of http://www.download.com
and searching for "ftp".
Be sure that your html files are uploaded in ASCII format and that any image
files are uploaded in BINARY format.
If you ARE using Microsoft FrontPage:
To use Microsoft FrontPage™ to create and publish your website, you will need to request that your account be enabled with
"FrontPage Extensions". Keep in mind that Microsoft FrontPage is not free software and would need to be purchased separately
at any software store. IgLou supports both FrontPage 98 and FrontPage 2000.
If you have already created your new website with FrontPage, go ahead and open it normally. Then, choose "File/Publish Web".
FrontPage will prompt you for the location to publish to. Enter the location shown below, along with the username and
Username: Your WorldLinks-id
Password: Your WorldLinks password
This should immediately publish your website onto our servers. If you wish to edit your website at any time in the future, you
can click on "File/Open Web" and enter the above information.
To use the Common Gateway Interface
,or CGI, place your CGI program in the cgi-bin directory that is
in your WorldLinks area. Any program placed there will be recognized as a
CGI program automatically, provided it has execute permissions enabled.
You can typically turn on execute permissions with your FTP software by
specifying execute for "owner", "group" and
"other". Alternatively, you can use a permission
"mode" of 755.
There may be an occasion where one
will want to use a CGI program, but not keep it in the cgi-bin directory. To
get the IgLou web server to recognize this file as a cgi script, just add
the extension .cgi to the filename. For example, a script called
counter.pl should be renamed to counter.cgi This will let the
IgLou web server know that the CGI program is not just a text file, and should
be handled appropriately.
IgLou's UNIX web servers fully support Server-Side-Includes
(SSI) without the need for complicated configuration files. To create files using SSI statements (i.e. include, exec), simply rename
your html files to use a ".shtml" suffix instead of ".html". This also works with "index" files as well, so using
"index.shtml" would provide SSI functionality in your default webpage.
Be sure to upload your scripts in ASCII transfer mode and not BINARY mode.
Perl can be found in "/bin/perl" and Sendmail is available at "/usr/lib/sendmail".
IgLou cannot provide technical support for writing CGI scripts, we are certainly
willing to help answer any basic questions you may have. Feel free to
write us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you would like to utilize CGI scripts with a FrontPage account, please drop us a note at email@example.com and request that capability turned on.
The default HTML file to use on the
IgLou web server is index.html Basically the IgLou web server looks
for this file, if a specific HTML file is not specified. For instance, if
one puts in the URL of http://www.yourdomain.com, the file called index.html
will be loaded with out having to specify the index.html file.
The index.html can also be replaced
by a CGI script as well. Just change the name of the CGI program from its
original name, to index.cgi and that program will be run instead of
a normal HTML document. Make sure that the proper UNIX permissions are enabled
on the file as well.