button below to log in to your free website:
Please choose your help
topic from the list below:
the File Manager
The finitesite file
is the website administration tool. The file manager will allow
you to upload text files and images, as well as edit your
can be added or removed from your web site using the
directory section of the manager. Directories
are one way to differentiate pages of information.
To add a new directory, type the name of the directory
in the text box in the directories section of your
Then click add. To upload files to this new
directory, simply select the desired directory using
the radio button and select change.
You may then upload files into the new
Existing files can be edited, renamed, created, or
deleted using the file section. This is done by simply
selecting the file you wish to modify by clicking 'on' the
radio button next to it, then choosing either edit,
rename, create, or delete. If you choose edit, you may
then proceed by making your changes in the
Uploading new text files and images to your free
web site can be done using the upload section of your
finitesite Manager. You may use the browse function to
locate a file or image on your hard drive, select the
proper file, then click upload. Each blank will hold one
file path, there are 10 blanks to allow uploading of up to
10 text or image files at a time.
The preferences section will allow you to change
the information which pertains to your free web site. You
may change your password, and personal information.
The forum, guest book, and links
section can be used to add interactivity to your free
and password information
username and password are chosen by you once you receive
your Address Verification Invoice. Use the link on
this invoice to set up your account for the first time and
choose your username and password. If you lose your
sign up information, you should use the resend activation
notice link on the login page to have your information
enter the finitesite manager tool, and scroll down to the
preferences section. Here you may make changes to everything except your userID.
cancel an account
and open a support issue. Be sure to enter your username and
password correctly. In the notes, state your desire to cancel, as well as a brief reason for your
cancellation and we will process your request within 30 days for
you have the free sub directory hosting at finitesite.com,
you may go to finitesite.com and click the login button.
Use the unique userID and password assigned to your
account. If you lost your password, you can use the
recovery tool by clicking here.
you have your domain name pointed to a free hosting plan
at pages-yourfavorite.com, you may go to pages-yourfavorite.com
and click the login button. Use the unique userID and
password assigned to your account.
button below to log in to your free website:
[For domain name accounts only]
set your email forwarding, first go to yourdomain.com/stats
and enter your domain name userID and password. Next
click on the mail setup button. This is where you
enter your email forward.
you have configured this email forward, all email sent to
email@example.com will automatically be sent to your
regular email address.
You also have one specific email forward that you
can use if you have POP mail from your ISP. If you
want some tips on how to use an existing POP mail account
to simulate firstname.lastname@example.org, click here
I can't FTP?
Free hosting accounts
do not have ftp access. Uploading is done using the
finitesite file manager. Simply log in to your
account and browse your computer for the files to be
What is an index
The home page is always
the index page. It is also known as the default page
for a domain. example:
If the index page is
deleted, your main page will be deleted, so when people
view your site, they will see a "forbidden" message. If your home page
is deleted or renamed something other than index.htm or index.html,
simply rename your home page using the /index.html
ending. Some systems will display home pages
titled home.htm or default.htm as well, however, for this system,
you must use index.
Moving your website.
When moving a website
from one server to another, text and image files are saved
separately to your computer hard drive.
Upload files to your
new server in the same manner. Image and text files
are uploaded separately.
When using Front
Page to design a new page, use the HTML view
button at the bottom of the screen to view and save
the HTML code behind your website. You may save the
html text file to your hard drive then upload.
When editing an
existing page in front page, simply open your web
page using the front page browser and make your
changes. Once your changes are complete, select the
html view of your document and copy it. Select the
file to be replaced in your file manager, click
"edit" and replace the old HTML with the
You may use the
create function to write HTML directly into the
text box of the file manager.
Here for HTML Help
Word can be
used as an html editor. Simply design your document in
Microsoft Word, and save as an HTML file. This file
may then be uploaded using the FiniteSite Manager.
If your images fail
to appear, check the html image references to be sure
that they refer to the proper place. You may do this
by clicking the view menu on your browser, and
selecting source. Image references will look like
If your images
do not appear, you can also right click the broken
image and select "Properties". The
"Address: URL" listed in the properties box
tells you the image path. You can copy this
image path and try to view the image directly in your
browser. Be sure it is pointing to the image on
the web (http://) and not on your hard drive
Also, be sure your image name does not contain invalid
characters. Image names should be "image.jpg"
or "image.gif" or "image.bmp."
Spaces and symbols are not valid. Most broken links
are due to invalid image names you cannot have
"image name.gif," but could have "image_name.gif."
Image references are also case sensitive, so if your
image is called "image.gif," your reference
could not be "Image.gif," or "image.GIF."
Keep your image
files small. Images should be 12K each or
less. Save your image files in .gif or .jpeg
formats as they are less memory intensive.
Smaller web pages load faster.
basic design tips
There are many
different web browsers available such as AOL,
Netscape, MSN, and Internet Explorer. Be sure to
view your site in different browsers as it may
vary in appearance.
Want to make a
hyperlink? Use the text in the box below to
make a "CLICK HERE" link for your web
page. Simply replace the generic URL (http://finitesite.com/username/hyperlink.html)
with that of your hyperlink destination.
system for your website is important.
Mapping out the navigation system on paper first will
ensure that information is found easily on your web
Always use standard
file names when building your website.
addresses are case sensitive. Spaces and capital letters may
cause trouble when hyper linking pages.
can be added by typing !!counter!! where you
want the counter on your page. You can have a
different counter for each page too!
available by visiting
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time to eMail, as well as telephone support for
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receive telephone support, you will be billed for your
call at standard rates. Please call 617-859-8998
if you need paid support.
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