I have my account and domain. What do I do now?
Welcome to Active Web Hosting! Now that you have your own account, you're
probably wondering what to do next.
Create A Web Page
First create a home page with a simple text editor such as Windows Notepad, or
use an HTML Editor such as one of the popular ones listed below. If you
don't know how to create a web page, you can find some good tutorials for the
very beginner at
Another good resource for learning HTML is at
HTML.com's Reference section.
Add Your E-Mail Address
Active Web Hosting lets you also have your own email address. To set up your
own email address, click here. After you create
your own email account (or you can use your existing email address if you wish),
you can add this link to your home page for people to email you:
<a href="mailto:email@example.com">Email Me!</a>
Substitute firstname.lastname@example.org with your actual email address. Be
sure to set up your email client so you can send and recieve email from your new
Upload Your Web Page
Once you have created your home page, save it as index.html. You
must name the first page of your web site index.html for your web
page to work online properly. You upload your index.html file (and any other
files you need for your web site) using what is known as FTP. You can get a good
FTP program at one of the links below:
You will want to consult the FTP program's documentation on how to upload a file
to your web server. Basically, you just enter into the FTP program setup your
host name (which is something like ftp.yourdomain.com where yourdomain.com
is your actual domain name), your username which is your actual domain name such
as yourdomain.com, and your password. Then connect to this address and
upload your file(s). You should have recieved an email with your FTP information
after you signed up.
Tell Your Friends About Your New Web Address!
Once your index.html file is in your web space directory, you can share your
web page link with your friends! Your web address is something like
http://yourdomain.com/ for example. Just substitute yourdomain.com
with your actual domain name you chose when you signed up.
That's it! Congratulations! You're now online! :)
Do be sure to check out our other Frequently Asked Questions
for more in-depth help on all of Active Web Hosting's features!