Uploading files using your browser

for Data & Applications Hosting (Web Hosting)

Last updated: 3-Sept-1998
[ Accessing the FTP server | Uploading HTML files | Uploading other files | What you cannot do ]
You can use your browser to upload files into the FTP server; this will make the files viewable in your web site for everyone in the Internet and/or Intranet to see.

The example below shows you how to upload using your browser if you are a personal Sabah.Net account user. The steps can be applied to other types of account with minor adjustments to be done as necessary.

The FTP method will be using your Netscape Navigator 4.0 browser. You may use a similar technique if your browser supports uploading, such as Netscape 3.0 or the latest Internet Explorer browser. Check the Help section of your browser if you aren't sure.

Please keep your Data and Application Hosting Confirmation Letter with you handy, since you will need to refer to it from time to time when using this guide.
In the Webhosting Confirmation letter, you should have some essential information. For example, a Sabah.Net personal user called Test Ting received a confirmation letter from Sabah Net Sdn. Bhd. with the following information:
 

Membership number : PS1234567
User ID (User Name) : test
Password : test007
FTP : www.sabah.net.my
(This is a fixed FTP address; it will be the same
for other users of domains sabah.com.my,
sabah.org.my or sabah.edu.my)
URL : http://www.sabah.net.my/testing 
(testing is the URL prefix you requested 
when you applied for this service. The URL
domain should be similar to the domain on
your e-mail address.)
 
1. Accessing the FTP server
    1. Type in the Location textbox on top of your browser as

    2. ftp://UserID@www.sabah.net.my/UserID
      For instance, user Test Ting will type the following to the Location textbox:
      ftp://[email protected]/test
    3. If you've typed it correctly, you will be prompted for your password. In this example, the password is

    4. test007
      Figure 1.1
      Figure 1.1

    5. If you've typed it correctly, you will see a directory content similar to Figure 1.2 below.
      Figure 1.2
      Figure 1.2
2. Uploading HTML file type into the FTP server
    To upload an HTML file:
    1. Go to File | Upload File... , and you will see a "File Upload" window appear.
      Figure 2.1
      Figure 2.1

    2. Select the folder where your web files are in. In this example, it will be c:\homepage.
    3. Click on the HTML file name that you want to upload to select it. In this case, it will be index.html.
      (Note: Please name all your files in lower case. Only alphanumerics, underscore and dash are permitted in the file names. Otherwise, you will get an error when you try to view the files.)
      Figure 2.2
      Figure 2.2

    4. Click the Open button. You will see a small pop-up window showing the status of the uploading. If you decide not to upload the file, click on the Cancel button on the pop-up window.
      Figure 2.3
      Figure 2.3

    5. If you've uploaded successfully, you should see your file listed in the directory.
      Figure 2.4
      Figure 2.4

    6. Do that several times for each of your HTML files until you're done.
3. Uploading other file types into the FTP server
    To upload any other file types such as images or sound files:
    1. Go to File | Upload File... , and you will see a "File Upload" window appear.
    2. Select the folder where your web files are in. In this example, it will be c:\homepage.
    3. On the bottom of the "File Upload" window, select the "Files of type:" drop-down menu list and select "All files (*.*)"  You will be able to see the list of all the files in the c:\homepage directory.
      Figure 3
      Figure 3

    4. Click on the image or sound file name that you want to upload to select it.
      (Note: Please name all your files in lower case. Only alphanumerics, underscore and dash are permitted in the file names. Otherwise, you will get an error when you try to view the files.)
    5. Click the OK button.
    6. If you've uploaded successfully, you should see your file listed in the directory.

To see what you have uploaded, check the URL that you have been assigned to (that is, the URL in your Confirmation Letter). In this example, it will be http://www.sabah.net.my/testing

Figure 4
Figure 4

4. What you cannot do when accessing the FTP server with your browsers Please use a proper FTP client if you would like to use these functions.