Your ezysurf.co.nz homepage is a physical space on one of
the Ezysurf web servers. This provides you with a place to
store your web pages that is permanently connected to the
Internet. From this space, your homepage is accessible to
anybody with access to the World Wide Web.
All ezysurf.co.nz customers are assigned 5MB [megabytes] of
web space when they activate their homepage.
Web pages are written using a formatting language called
HTML. To create your web pages you can either code the HTML
manually with a simple text editor such as Notepad [see the
HTML tutorials under the resource section of this page], or
use one of the many software packages available. Visit
and search for HTML Software.
Once you have created your web pages, you must upload them
to the Ezysurf web server using your favorite FTP [File Transfer
Protocol] software. Many freeware and shareware software packages
are available on the Internet. Visit
Tucows and search for
FTP Software or download one of the clients under the downloads
section of this page.
To allow people to visit your website, you must give them
the URL, or address of your website so that they are able
to find it. The URL of your website is as follows http://homepages.ezysurf.co.nz/~yourusername
If you have found an FTP program to download, or you already
have an FTP program that you would like to use to upload your
web pages with, you will need these settings to be able to
access your 5MB of web space.
Your User ID: yourusername
Your Password: yourpassword
When you first use FTP to access your web space, a file called
index.html will automatically appear in your web space directory.
This is the placeholder for your homepage. When you upload
your new web pages, be sure that the page you wish visitors
to see first is named index.html.
[Note: Filenames are case sensitive - Index.html is not the
same as index.html]
To upload your webpage, you will need an FTP program. Several
Freeware and Shareware versions can be found by searching
the net. Try downloading one from under the downloads section
on the left of this page.
This software provides a link between the files on your computer,
and your web space on the Ezysurf web server. It can be used
to both upload your files to your web space, and delete any
unwanted files from your web space.
The etc folder and the files it contains allow you to view
your files you have uploaded. You are not able to delete or
modify these files. They contain username to uid and group
name to gid mappings. Please do not remove this directory
or your ftp software will not display directory listings anymore.