I need some detailed information on how to go about getting my HTML code onto the webspace I've created. I have the account info, and the webspace created but it's the default site still. Thanks.
We had the same problem as well with the new web space we offer with the http://username.shawwebspace.ca/.
We found if you upload your site via FTP (ftp.shaw.ca) your site will display properly on our older server of http://members.shaw.ca/username/.
Not sure if this helps, however we were able to successfully upload our website HTML code using the ftp.shaw.ca and have it appear on our old sever with members.shaw.ca/username/.
Let me know if this helps! We also should be offering a little more insight on uploading information to Shaw web spaces we provide free with services. You can find some great FAQ on our Shaw web space here: https://community.shaw.ca/docs/DOC-1195.
I like your name. Currently, the Shaw Webspace service we offer (www.shawwebspace.ca) supports editing through a web-based interface. Although you're able to bring up an HTML editor for content within specific posts or pages, the site itself is limited to the pre-defined themes you'll find within the 'Change Site Style' option. This free service is aimed towards the home user who's looking for a place to host a personal website. We used to offer a service which provided you with 20MB of storage and an FTP access option only; however, this has been deprecated.
Hope this helps.
Is there no options any longer for uploading HTML for web space creation? Are we stuck with this new terrible web editor software? I have maintained a normal HTML scripted site for years and now wish to use the space on my second email address but this new system is terrible. Is there no way to put my new contents on the 'shaw.ca' server ??
You can try, after enabling webspace on the email address,
FTP Server ftp.shaw.ca
Username first part of your email address
Password password for your email address.
This works for some accounts, but not others, but you can try it
Tried that earlier but it won't 'log on' to the page site.
Can you check if the email address has this enabled by logging in to Customer Centre? The address for the Customer Centre site is: http://www.shaw.ca/occ/. After logging in choose "Internet" then "Manage Email and Webspace", if the Webspace is not created for the email address it should give you the option to create it. You can also create an email address here.
Also see Webspace FAQ for further information.
Hope this helps!
Thank you Ali,
I created the webspace last week and noted the different server being used compared to my present site set up many years ago. It is just that I need to be able to script the page with HTML rather than the very restrictive Web editor that shows up when I log in.
What criteria determines which server can be used...is it possible to set up my (extension) page on the ftp.shaw.ca server rather than the shawwebspace.ca server?
When I test enabling Webspace from http://www.shaw.ca/occ/ it creates the link as http://members.shaw.ca/username. That still appears to be active and you should be able to use as kevinds indicated by logging in to ftp.shaw.ca and uploading your HTML. Let me know if you have the email but can't see any webspace for it.
Some accounts are not allowed to use ftp.shaw.ca mine was like this for a bit, but 'magic' was used to make it work again haha
If this was the case, your existing space would have the same issue, are you unable to log into either address (new and old) with an FTP client?
Kevin & Ali ....thanks for your help here. There is no problem with my present site:
The VE7SL Radio Notebook which I regularly update via an FTP client (Classic FTP). The new site is one that I would like to add as an extension to the present site, by making some of the links go to the new page. Because it will (hopefully) be used as an extension to the present site, I would like to keep the same formatting. Since my wife has an email address on this account, I have created it using her username. I have tried to access the new page with the
http://members.shaw.ca/username route, as with my present site but it won't let me log in when I try to access via my FTP client, I assume because it is not on that server but on the 'shawwebspace.ca server'. Is there another way to direct access the site for an HTML upload without going through the FTP client software or a way of establishing my new site on the same server I am now on?
I'll send you a direct message - if you could reply with the email address you are trying to set this new webspace under I can perhaps find out why this is not working for you.
No, they will both be on that server.
The new shawwebspace.ca is a completely seperate service, as far as I am aware, you sign up seperately for.
OK Kevin...I didn't see any options other than the shawwebspace.ca ?
When you 'enable webspace' in Online Customer Care, it should then create the FTP account and the members.shaw.ca folder
I did and it created a web space for me but it was on the 'shawwebspace.ca' site and brought up the front page with a web editor style space. Ali has set me up on the 'shaw.ca' server but without his help I don't see any way to get that option.
According to their own information, the 'shaw.ca' web space is for the older original accounts and any new 'webspace' (the 20Mb free that goes with each email addressee) must use the 'shawwebspace.ca' web editor style pages for their site.
Maybe I missed something along the way?
Some cases, I was told it has to do with the age of the account - a grand-fathered 'feature' but for the Shaw account, but some newer accounts it works on, and some it doesn't.
I had the issue of it rejecting my login, and someone at Shaw had to make 'magic' happen to make it work again, I think it was because I was given a new account number, and lost the access, but as soon as it worked on my 'test' account, all my addresses worked again.
I was pretty sure when I was messing with it, the shawwebspace.ca service, worked regardless if I had webspace enabled for the email address in Online Customer Care.
But the FTP access for members.shaw.ca only worked if Webspace was enabled.
Hi again ve7sl
So once the webspace is enabled on your Shaw.ca email that you selected for this, you can access it using the same password that you use to access the email portion of the address. Check you have the right password by logging in to http://webmail.shaw.ca/. That same password should now work and let you login to ftp.shaw.ca using an ftp client or Windows Explorer.
Let me know if you have any further issues.Regards
Hi Matt, can you elaborate on "We used to offer a service which provided you with 20MB of storage and an FTP access option only; however, this has been deprecated" Especially the part about deprecated? is that a new word or I assume you mean depreciated. Because you say "we used to" as if shaw doesn't offer that option anymore, yet thats exactly how I manage my site. I use editing software on my pc and upload it via ftp and my site goes absolutely beserk for 48 hours everytime I update my website. Aslo I started a new thread here Re: Webspace site goes beserk when I update my website!
If you could have a look at it. Is this what you are referring to as depreciated? So, it sounds to me by your answer that when shaw started the "webspace" option our 20mb (members.shaw.ca/myusername) web storage flew south for the winter!
They don't offer FTP access anymore, members.shaw.ca is for accounts that had access to it, but new accounts don't.
Sorry I wasn't clear on that! I sometimes use programming terms where I shouldn't. By saying it's deprecated, I mean that it's still in use and active, but that the default option for Webspace is now http://webspace.shaw.ca and not http://members.shaw.ca.
I'll take a look at the Webspace issues you've been having in your other thread.
Ali - earlier today I went to the new web space via my FTP client and uploaded a test home page which seemed to go just fine. At this point I'm not anticipating any further glitches but it is great to know that you are there for further help if needed.
Again, thanks a million for the swift response and solution to my dilema!
sorry to continue dragging this thread out, but i'm having a similar issue. when i initially tried to access ftp.shaw.ca, it asked me for my account username and password. because of the password requirements for the email account, i put the wrong password, and now it has stopped asking me.
how might i re-enter my username and password?
I'm not that good with this stuff, but I have done a bit.
What are you using to access ftp.shaw.ca if I may ask?
as in what browser? google chrome. if that's not the answer you're looking for then i'm afraid you'll have to calrify.
No that's what I was looking for.
I just tried mine (in Chrome) and put an incorrect password and it threw up another login window to try again. I am not sure why it is not doing that for you.
You could try Firefox or Internet Explorer to test.
I've always used a free ftp program called Filezilla. However there are other free, and payed options you can look into. Filezilla has just always gotten good recommendations. Easy to use.
Sorry I do not have an answer for your specific Chrome issue but there are other options and I just thought I'd throw them out there. (Filezilla is my recommendation.)
So just decided to play around with Chrome and actually sign in. It never does. Firefox, pretty much instantly I see what I need to see, same with Filezilla. (Didn't bother with IE)
Again, I recommend you use and actual ftp client, of your choice.
Or wait for some official help.....
What does it show when you try ftp://ftp.shaw.ca ?
Though not direct at me I'll just add Chrome still will not actually show me files with that either. The sign in dialogue box disappears when I use the correct credentials, it just goes to a blank page.
Firefox, no problem again however.
that is what i've been trying. this is the message that shows up. i'll try with IE, and see if the issue resolves itself.
ok i have the HTML files i want uploaded, but i seem only to be able to see them in source code. how do i change that?
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