Once you’ve coded your website, it's time to upload all your pages, images, and files. Here's how.
You can upload your website using an FTP program, a WYSIWYG program, or your web browser. You can use your Frontier web space to share files without a password. Learn about space limitations and how to visit your site at the bottom of this page.
Safely download Free FTP Programs from Download.com.
Note: If you have purchased your own domain, you'll publish your web pages on the server that hosts your domain. The instructions included here are for publishing to Frontier's servers. Frontier cannot access the domain you own, so we can't help you with your website.
Upload Using a Browser
How to Upload an Image File with Internet Explorer:
Open Internet Explorer:
For @frontier.com email addresses, type ftp://email@example.com, with your chosen username, into the address bar.
For @frontiernet.net, @citlink.net, @newnorth.net, gvni.com email addresses, type ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org, with your chosen username, into the address bar.
For @epix.net email addresses, please use an FTP program to upload your files.
Type your User Name and Password into the Login As window.
Once you're connected to the FTP site, you'll see two folders: public_ftp and public_html. Click to open the public_html folder.
Copy or drag the picture you want to upload to the public_html folder. You (and others) can now view this image online.
To access your image online, launch Internet Explorer (or open a new tab):
For @frontier.com email addresses, type http://myplace.frontier.com/-username/picturename.extension, with your chosen username and picture name, into the address bar.
For @frontiernet.net, @citlink.net, @newnorth.net, @gvni.com email addresses, type http://www.frontiernet.net/-username/picturename.extension, with your chosen username and picture name, into the address bar.
You can now see your picture:
Upload Using FTP
Using an FTP program, you can move items from your computer to your personal web space. The following are instructions for uploading a web page using an FTP program such as SmartFTP (for Windows; free trial available) or CuteFTP (for computers running Windows or Mac; free trial available). Typically, you'll need to enter the address of the FTP server, your username and password.
The FTP server address you log in to depends on your email address:
|If your email address ends with…||Your FTP server is…|
(replace "username" with the part of your email address before the @ symbol)
Note: If your email address ends with @frontier.com, you'll need to disable Passive FTP to be able to connect to the FTP server. Click the PASV button as shown in the example below to unhighlight it.
To upload your files with an FTP program:
Log in to the address explained above and you'll see two folders: public_ftp and public_html. Click the public_html folder.
Drag the files from your local computer files to the FTP server window.
Once your files are in the public_html folder, anyone can reach them on the Internet.
Upload Using a WYSIWYG Program
If you're using a WYSIWYG program, it may have a feature that will allow you to publish your website to your FTP server. The instructions for this depend entirely on the software program you are using. Take a look at the program's built-in help. In general, you will be able to establish an FTP connection to your site from inside your WYSIWYG program and upload your files.
Share Files without a Password
You can let someone download files from your public_ftp directory without a password by browsing to the address below (replace "username" with the part of your email address before the @ symbol):
|If your email address ends with…||Your public files are available at…|
Limitations on Space
The amount of space you have for your personal website depends on your service plan. Your web space limit is programmed into our servers, and you cannot exceed it. If you attempt to upload more than you have space for, you will receive an error message.
You can easily see how much space you have available on the Frontier server by launching the Frontier Account Editor*. Log in using your complete Frontier, FrontierNet, citlink, NewNorth, Epix or GVNI email address. Click Email and Web Site Storage Usage.
If you receive a message telling you that you are over the limit on personal disk space, this warning is about your web space, not your email space. Every Frontier customer starts off with 25MB for their web space and 25MB for their email—depending on their service plan.
Your web space includes everything in your two folders: public_html (where your website resides) and public_ftp (where you can store files not associated with your website). If the total size of the two folders is over 25MB, you will receive the auto-generated error message from us.
Two weeks from the time the warning email is sent, if you are still over the limit, all of your files will be removed from the public_ftp and public_html folders. To avoid this, you need to delete some files from your web space. You can use FTP or your web browser to delete files.
* You must be on the Frontier network in order to access the Frontier Account Editor. If you are in a hotel or at the office, you may not be able to access the Frontier Account Editor.
Visit Your Website
To access your website, enter the appropriate address from the table below into the address bar of your Internet browser:
|If your email address ends with…||The address of your webspace is…|
Go to the URL that matches your email address:
Note: Your username is the part of your email address before the @ symbol.
Here is an example of how that might look in your browser:
Note: By default, the first page of your site when you go to the address described above, is the page you named index.html. Any other page can be reached by putting a slash and its file name (/filename.html) at the end of the web address.