Do You Really Need All Those Scripts?

Written by Bob McElwain

I often use Internet Explorer (Ver 6.0) on my main system, with Win XP. However, as a consultant I prefer using Netscape (Ver 4.78) to visit client or potential client sites. Since many no longer check to see how a page looks in Netscape, I can often point out some changes to help Netscape users better enjoyrepparttar site.

As an aside, it's true that earlier versions of Netscape Ver 6 would not run for many who tried them. Howeverrepparttar 131888 current version, 6.2, is working for most now. To write as if Netscape is a dead horse is a grand design error.

While not true even six months back, I am now routinely running into pages that simply will not load in Netscape. In those cases I have been able to check,repparttar 131889 culprit is a script of some kind that won't run with Netscape.

To include such a script on your site is pretty silly, to put it bluntly. It's easy enough to check to see what browser is in use. If you haven't testedrepparttar 131890 script on that version, don't run it. Or write your code in such a manner that a failure doesn't haltrepparttar 131891 download ofrepparttar 131892 page.

Internet Marketing Tools - FTP Basics

Written by Shelley Lowery

File Transfer Protocol, better known as FTP, is a procedure used to upload and download files to and from your web server.

In order to use FTP, you'll need to download and install a software program on your computer. The most widely used FTP program is WS FTP Pro. You can find it here:

When you first launchrepparttar FTP program, a startup screen will appear. This screen will enable you to add your website information and allowrepparttar 131886 program to connect with your server. You simply fill inrepparttar 131887 information where indicated withrepparttar 131888 following information:

Profile Name - This name will be added torepparttar 131889 selection list of profile names. Select your profile name according to your domain. For example, if your domain name were, your profile name might be Smiths.

Host Name/Address - Your domain name address. Example -

Host Type - The type of server in which your website is hosted. The standard is Unix.

User ID - Your hosting User ID. Example - smiths.

Password - Your hosting password.

Depending on which FTP client you use,repparttar 131890 names may be slightly different.

Oncerepparttar 131891 FTP program has connected with your server, you will seerepparttar 131892 files on your computer inrepparttar 131893 left window andrepparttar 131894 files on your server will be displayed inrepparttar 131895 right window.

Transferring Files

To maneuver through your folders, simply double click on them. To transfer your files, either double click onrepparttar 131896 file or highlight it and then click onrepparttar 131897 transfer files arrow.

To select more than one file at a time, click on each file you'd like to transfer while holding downrepparttar 131898 Ctrl key on your keyboard. Keep in mind, all ofrepparttar 131899 files you select must be uploaded inrepparttar 131900 same mode. In other words, you could upload all of your HTML files atrepparttar 131901 same time, or all of your images.

If all ofrepparttar 131902 files you'd like to upload are all together, you can click onrepparttar 131903 first file while holding down your Shift key and userepparttar 131904 down arrow on your keyboard to highlight all of your files.

Files such as text, HTML, and most scripts should be uploaded to your server in ASCII mode. Any file that isn't ASCII text, such as programs (EXE, ZIP), graphics, ebooks, sounds (WAV, MID) and movies should be uploaded to your server in Binary mode.

File Permissions

When using scripts on your website, you will be required to set file permissions in order for your scripts to run properly on a Unix server. The most common setting for CGI/Perl scripts is 755. When working with scripts, you may receive an Internal Server Error when you try to run it. Many times, this error is caused by improperly set file permissions.

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