Creating your "home" page (actual name MUST be index.html)

  1. Create your webpage using Word or in HTML using Notepad
  2. Use SAVE AS.. to save the file as an HTML file named: index.html
    and remember the directory where you saved it.
  3. Put it on your website
    1. On campus
      1. Open Windows Explorer (Finder on a Mac)
      2. Click on H: Drive
      3. Look for public_html with a directory folder icon
      4. Click on that folder
      5. Click on the upload icon
      6. Navigate to the directory where you saved the webpage and upload the page
    2. Off campus
      1. Browse to SSL.BINGHAMTON.EDU
      2. Click on H: Drive
      3. Look for public_html with a directory folder icon
      4. Click on that folder
      5. Click on the upload icon
      6. Navigate to the directory where you saved the webpage and upload the page
  4. Test the Caching rules
    If you don't do this you won't see your changes. Remember that the changes below are ONLY saved on the computer you DO IT ON, not in the files you are looking at. So it has to be done on ANY computer you are using to make changes to your webpages. Also, it does not affect ANYONE ELSE who may be looking at your pages. SO they won't see changes until they tell their browser to "reload" the page.
    1. In Internet Explorer
      Click on Tools/Internet Options/Temporary Internet Files-Settings and specify: "Every visit to the page". Then click on "OK". The setting will stay that way until you change it.
    2. In Safari (Mac)
    3. In Firefox
      There is no "safe" way to keep the dache turned off. But you CAN force the page to be re-loaded from the server if you hold the "shift" key, while you click on the "reload" arrow in the address-bar.
  5. Test your changes
    Navigate to your page at BINGWEB.BINGHAMTON.EDU/~your id and display it.
    If all is OK, you're done, otherwise,
    1. go back to Notepad or Word and repeat the steps for creating and uploading your page then
    2. click on the Refresh or Reload arrow in your browser.

11/09/13, D. J. Foreman. All rights reserved.