Accessing Your Web on Phoenix

Tom Kelliher, CS 102

Nov. 3, 2003


When designing your personal Web site, you have two alternatives in where the site is stored. Either approach is acceptable to me. The first alternative is to create the site within the FrontPage folder on your G: drive, as we have already practiced. As you will see today, from there you publish the site to phoenix. The advantage of this approach is that the world doesn't see your Web site until you've published it to phoenix. (Actually, it's unlikely someone will see your Web site unless your give them your URL --- your Web address. Search engine spiders will need some time before finding and indexing your Web site.)

The second alternative is to create your Web site directly on phoenix. We'll learn how to do that today. The advantage of this approach is that you don't have to go through the work of publishing your Web site --- it's always published. Neither do you have to worry whether or not your Web Pages are properly located within a Web.

Either way, the entry page to your Web site must have the file name index.htm. To view your Web on phoenix in Internet Explorer or Netscape, just enter your URL into the browser.

You'll need your phoenix account slip to access your Web on phoenix. Your account information will look something like:

   Thomas P. Kelliher        kelliher     ABcd12#$
The first piece of information is, obviously, your name. The second is your account name on phoenix and the third is your account password on phoenix. (No, that's not my real password!) You'll learn how to change your phoenix password below.

When you log in to your phoenix Web or publish a Web to phoenix, you use your phoenix account information. The location (URL) of your Web will look like this:
except that you replace my name with your name, obviously. You use this location when publishing to your phoenix Web, when opening your phoenix Web, or when telling your friends and family to check-out your Web site.

Opening Your Web on Phoenix

  1. Start FrontPage.

  2. Open the File menu and choose Open Web....

  3. An Open Web dialog box pops up. In the Folder name field, enter the URL of your Web, as listed above. After you've opened your Web the first time, you'll probably see a shortcut to your Web folder in the dialog box. You can open the shortcut, rather than type in the URL. Or, you can look at the Recent Webs choice under the File menu.

  4. Click the Open button.

  5. An Enter Network Password dialog box opens. Enter your username and password from your phoenix account slip. Type your password carefully and note that it is cAsE sEnSiTiVe.

  6. Back in the Open Web dialog box, click the Open button. Your Web on phoenix should now be open. You can begin creating Web pages.

Changing Your Phoenix Password

Do this right away, so you don't have to worry about losing your account slip. I suggest changing it to your Goucher network password, assuming that is a good, secure password. If it's not a good, secure password, I suggest you change them both to a secure password. If you're not sure what a ``secure'' password is, see Choosing a Good Password

  1. Open your Web on phoenix.

  2. From the Tools menu, choose Server.

  3. Choose Change Password. (If it isn't visible, allow your mouse cursor to hover over the pair of down-pointing arrows and it will become visible.)

  4. Follow the instructions on the Change Password dialog box which pops up. You'll enter the password I assigned you once and your new password twice.

Managing Your Web on Phoenix

First things first: Open your phoenix Web.

Creating Web Pages

Creating Web pages on your phoenix Web is completely the same as creating Web pages within a Web in your FrontPage folder. So, you already know how to do this.

Saving Web Pages

This is also just the same as saving Web Pages to a Web on your G: drive. When asked, make sure you save all embedded files.

Deleting Web Pages and Other Files

There are several things you should not delete:

  1. Use the Views pane (on the left side of the FrontPage window) to select Folders view.

  2. You can now select any files and folders to delete

  3. When finished, switch back to Page view.

Publishing a Local Web to Phoenix

  1. Use FrontPage to open a Web in your FrontPage folder on your G: drive.

  2. From the File menu, select Publish Web.... (If this option is grayed-out, you don't have a Web open. You have to open a Web before publishing.)

  3. A Publish Destination window will open. Type in the location of your phoenix Web (see above for the format). After you've typed in the location once, afterwards you should be able to click Browse... and look under My Network Places to find a shortcut to your phoenix Web.

  4. Click OK. You will next be asked to enter your phoenix account information. Following that, a Publish Web window will open. Click the Publish button and your local Web will be uploaded to your phoenix Web.

  5. After successfully publishing, you will be given the opportunity to view your Web on phoenix.

    If, after publishing, you view your phoenix Web and get an ``Index'' listing rather that a Web page, click the Refresh button in the Web browser. If you still get the index listing, then you need to use FrontPage to re-name your main Web page file to index.htm

Viewing your Phoenix Web

Using Internet Explorer or another browser, enter your Web's URL. The Web file you named index.htm will be displayed. If not, first trying using the Refresh button in the browser.

If you're getting an ``Index'' listing, you need to go back to FrontPage and re-name one of your Web page file names index.htm. If the wrong file is being displayed, you'll need to go back to FrontPage and re-name two Web page files.

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Thomas P. Kelliher
Mon Nov 3 10:56:58 EST 2003
Tom Kelliher