How to Upload Files to a Charter Website
By Faizah Imani
When you have Charter Internet service, you have access to 20 MB of space on Charter's Web servers. This space will allow you to build your own personal website. Before you can build your personal website, you must register for your free Web space through Charter's "My Account" portal. Charter does not offer a "Site Builder" tool, only server space. You can then create your website files through an HTML editor of your choice. You can then upload those website files to Charter's Web server via FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
Open your Internet Explorer Web browser. If you don't want to use Internet Explorer, you can open another FTP program on your computer such as CuteFTP, BulletProof FTP and FileZilla. These types of FTP programs can be downloaded online for free.
Type "ftp://webpages.charter.net/yourusername" in the address bar of Internet Explorer. If you chose to use a different FTP program, simply type the information into the designated field. You will be prompted to enter your Charter website user name and password.
Notice the split screen that appears after logging in. Each side of the screen contains files. The files on the left side are your computer files. Those on the right are files that are already uploaded to your Charter website.
Click on each computer file that you want to upload to your Charter website. Hold down the "Ctrl" key to select multiple files.
Hold down your left mouse button as you drag the computer files over to the right-hand side of your screen (the side that contains your current Charter website files). Release your mouse button to "drop" the files in place. The files will automatically be uploaded to your Charter website server.
Faizah Imani, an educator, minister and published author, has worked with clients such as Harrison House Author, Thomas Weeks III, Candle Of Prayer Company and "Truth & Church Magazine." Her dossier includes JaZaMM WebDesigns, assistant high-school band director, district manager for the Clarion Ledger and event coordinator for the Vicksburg Convention Center.