Web Publishing on The WELL
If your WELL account includes Web page publishing, setting it up to serve Web pages involves two steps: setting up your Web directory and transferring your html pages to your Web directory.
Publishing your Web pages on The WELL
When you publish your Web page on the WELL, your URL or Web address
You may also use the "tilde" shortcut URL:
Setting up a Web directory
When your Web directory is set up, prepare your files for transfer to the directory.
Transferring your html files
Files are transferred from your desktop computer by using SFTP (secure file transfer protocol). With any desktop SFTP program, connect to host www.well.com. Log in with your username and password. If your program asks for a default directory, leave it blank. When you connect you will automatically be put into your Web directory. Upload the files, disconnect your SFTP program and enter your URL in your Web browser to see your Web page.
CGI - Counters and Forms
The WELL offers several CGI programs which you can use to enhance your Web pages. Currently, you can set up a mailto form and a visitor counter.
Web Traffic and Costs
The Complete plan includes Web publishing at no additional cost. The included storage allotment is currently set at 100 Megabytes, including combined email, home and WEB directory content. Additional storage is charged according to our Membership plans, pricing and billing policies. Surcharges for exceptionally heavy traffic to personal WELL Web pages are also described on that page.
To see your Web site traffic and statistics, check the Analog Web Logs for your login. If you choose to have raw Web logs sent to your home directory on The WELL, be sure to delete them frequently to avoid storage charges.
Tools and Resources
Mac OSX machines have an SSH program in Terminal. Go to the Applications folder, then the Utilities folder to find Terminal and the SSH program. To use SSH from Terminal, just type ssh email@example.com to be connected to your account on The WELL.
Mac OSX machines have an SFTP program in Terminal. Go to the Applications folder, then the Utilities folder to find Terminal and the SFTP program. To use SFTP from Terminal, just type sftp firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected to your Web directory on The WELL.
Most modern Web page authoring programs use built-in SFTP to move files. Point them at www.well.com, enter your login and password, and they should end up in your Web directory.
For Further Information...
The Web Conference on The WELL is a good source of expert advice.
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