Uploading Web Page Information

Thank you for the information so far.  To answer some of your questions, no, I don't have the web page files saved.  Yes, my webpage is still operating (for now).  In that case, how do I get the information off the internet and into a saved file?  Is it a matter of simply saving all the images and background information into a specific directory?  What about the text portions?  Once I have acquired the information neccessary, is it a matter of simply getting the FTP password and the using Frontpage to transfer the info off the disk and into the internet?  Will there be instructions in the program available for this?
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almingCommented:
First things first. Do you have a copy of your webpage(s) files saved on your computer? If you don't then you can still get it if your old web host still has the page posted online(doubt it if you cancelled the account). If you Do have it saved then you will need to get some information from your new host. For example you will need an FTP password(some hosts make this password different than your main account password). You will also need the directory that you are going to publish to. If you have your own domain name (www.Yourname.com) then you can use that. Hopefully your new host is transferring the domain name over if you Do have your own domain name. If you dont have your own domain name and you are using a shared domain (www.theirname/yourname) then you might need the name of the FTP address (FTP.servername.com or net etc). Next step is to get an FTP program like WS-FTP or something like it. and use that to upload your files to the new host. Note if you are using Frontpage to publish(hopefully the host has Frontpage extensions installed) then you Don't need an FTP program. You can use Frontpage itself to upload the files,most quality webpage authoring programs have this feature built in.
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joelankfordAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the information so far.  To answer some of your questions, no, I don't have the web page files saved.  Yes, my web page is still operating (for now).  In that case, how do I get the information off the internet and into a saved file?  Is it a matter of simply saving all the images and background information into a specific directory?  What about the text portions?  Once I have acquired the information neccessary, is it a matter of simply getting the FTP password and the using Frontpage to transfer the info off the disk and into the internet?  Will there be instructions in the program available for this?
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Mark FranzProject ManagerCommented:
Yes, you need to get the files off your old host server using FTP, and then use FTP to put them on the new server, I suggest using WS_FTP LE http://www.ipswitch.com.  Plus, you should ALWAYS keep a copy of your files at home or on a back-up medium somewhere, this way you know you have a safe file somewhere in case the host doesn't do back-ups, (heaven forbid...)

You should be able to ftp the entire www folder from your present host, and then save this folder to your new host.

One question, your new host won't help you upload or tell you how to upload your files to there server?  Why did you sign on with these guys then?

Mark
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joelankfordAuthor Commented:
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joelankfordAuthor Commented:
No, thank you for the help Mark.  I wish I could get back to you on this, but I will try the stuff that you suggested.

Happy New Year.
Joe
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