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Your Temporary Index Page
You will be able to access your Web site right after you register your account. To do this, you will have to use an instant domain alias . Instant Domain Alias is an additional web address which lets you access your site during the first several hours after the domain name registration, the time when the site is yet unavailable at the newly registered domain. Over the next few days DNS servers all across the Internet will update themselves with your new site name. Once that happens, you will be able to access your site at the domain you have registered.
The moment your account is registered, a temporary index page is added to your site's directory. It will look like this:
It will be there until you upload your site and replace it with your own index page (e.g. yoursite/index.html). Meanwhile, from this temporary page you can:
Uploading Your Site
Whenever possible, upload your site using the utilities that come with your web-site development software. For instance, if you made your site with SiteStudio, FrontPage or Dreamweaver, use their integrated web publishing tools. If you made your site with simple text editors, or if your site-building software does not have a publishing utility, use freestanding FTP clients, such as CuteFTP, SmartFTP, or the built-in web-based FTP agent.
Please note that site publishing tools don't remove your old web content from the server. For instance, if you used SiteStudio to upload a site with 15 pages and later you published an updated 7 page version of this site, your directory on the server will have all the new pages and the old pages that haven't been overwritten. If you publish many versions of the website, the site may become cluttered with old files. Warning: If you have a complete website, be careful not to overwrite it with a publish command.
Don't upload your site to the root of your user directory! Instead, put it to the specific directory. See below for more information.
Contents of Your Home Directory
Your home directory contains several default subdirectories. Their number and names will differ depending on your plan, yet some of them are common for all plans. Here are some of the directories that are automatically created and may not be deleted:
Warning: Don't delete ANY default directories in your root directory, as this will cause malfunctions of your acount. As a rule of thumb, you may delete only directories and files you have uploaded yourselves or that have been uploaded by any of your Virtual FTP and Anonymous FTP users.