04-17-2012 01:31 PM
I have an exsiting website and need to move it to my comcast webspace. I have already enabled the personal webpages on comcast.
I will not be able to upload with my original software used to create the site, so will have to use FTP software.
Where can I find the instructions for setting up FTP with comcast criteria and moving the files over?
Additionally, I have a domain name with GODADDY.com and would need to point it to the comcast webspace after I get it moved. Can the comcast name server information be provided? I'm not sure of the process since it's been quite awhile since I last did it.
If all fails and I have to recreate a new site (using netobjects fusion or similar software), I would like to have those instructions as well for uploading directly to the webspace.
thanks in advance!!!
04-17-2012 02:07 PM
If you have all of the files for your website on your workstation it should not be a problem. You can use any ftp client to move them.
ftp address: upload.comcast.net
username: email username without the @comcast.net
password: email password
Not familiar with your software but most website authoring programs have an upload feature built in. It should use the same settings. Some web authoring programs might use ftp://upload.comcast.net instead of just upload.comcast.net. Make sure to upload all of the supporting folders and files created by your authoring software.
The url for your website will be http://home.comcast.net/~username/ For this url to work your main html file for your site must be named index.html or index.htm. These are the most common but a few others that work are in the server's directory directive list. If your main page is named something different like mywebpage.html it will not alias to the url for the username.
The server is case sensitive so if you find a link or image is not working check the case between the link and the image/file. For example 64impala.jpg is not the same file as 64 Impala.JPG.
You should be able to find instructions on GoDaddy to do the redirect. I know others have done it with comcast. Essentially your comcast pages run inside a frame on your GoDaddy domain. Do a search of the forum, since others have posted about how to do this.
04-17-2012 03:43 PM
Also note that the Comcast server does not support server-side scripting. So if your web site depends on fiels that must be executable on the server, you can't use them.
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