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Hour 4. Publishing Your HTML Pages > Making a File Available for Downloading - Pg. 47

Publishing Your HTML Pages Tip 47 Most Web servers have a special name for the file that should be sent if a user doesn't include a specific filename when he requests a page. For example, if you go to http://net-, my Web server will automatically give you the welcome.htm file. Other Web servers use different names for the default file, such as index.html. Be sure to ask your ISP for the default filename so you can give your home page that name. 5. 6. You can immediately view the page you just put on the Web server by using Netscape Navi- gator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. When you're done sending and modifying files on the Web server, select FTP, Disconnect to close the connection. The next time you need to upload some Web pages, you won't need to fill in all the information in step 2. You can just click Connect, select the pages you want to send, and click the Upload button. Note Most Web servers are set up so that any documents placed onto them are immediately made available to the entire World Wide Web. However, a few require that users manually change file permission settings, which control who is allowed to access individual files. Your ISP can tell you exactly how to change permission settings on its server and whether it's necessary to do so. Making a File Available for Downloading Many Web authors want to know how to make a file that isn't a Web page available for downloading from a Web site. A zip archive and an .exe program are good examples of such files.