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STEP 1:  Register Domain Name

Follow this link:

STEP 2: Sign-up for web hosting account


    • Select your desired plan

    • Click "order" hyperlink

    • Follow the steps of sign-up and complete the web hosting order.

    • After sign-up we will do execute your order and you will get detailed account setup instructions at your email address. It is necessary to enter valid and working email address to pass this step without any hurdles.

STEP 3:  Point your domain name to web
hosting account


This is VERY VERY important step

You will need to process the DNS changes for your domain. Change the domains name servers as given in the account setup instructions. You are required to enter into your domain registration account to complete this step. Your domain will not point to the StpWebHosting servers unless you update the name servers of the domain. If you have registered your domain name with the, you will not require to change the name servers. We will complete this task when we register domain name for you.

If your domain is not active after 48 hours of registration and web hosting order (both) with, please contact support executive at


STEP 4:  Design your web pages

A very basic step you need to implement is designing of web pages in any web page design software for e.g. Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Publisher Macromedia Dreamwaver or other or even with notepad program only. Web pages are basically HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)  pages. It can be a combination of HTML tag and web scripting code also. Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator (or other browser) displays the output of  WebPages.


STEP 5: Publish or Upload of web pages

The next step is publishing or uploading of your WebPages to web server. Our computer called web server constantly connected to the internet so one can easily surf your web site. You need one FTP software to complete this task. Popular FTP softwares are Cute_FTP, WS_FTP, Smart_FTP etc. Comparatively if you have designed your web pages in design software like FrontPage one, then you can publish your pages through it or even Internet Explorer can help you to complete this task

(a) Upload with FTP software

Refer our knowledge base article "FTP Upload"

(b) Publish with FrontPage

Refer our knowledge base article "Manager site with Microsoft FrontPage"

STEP 6:  Directory structure (Folder Structure)

This is a folder structure you will see at the time of FTP

Windows Directory Structure

* Log (this folder is managed by web server itself, it keeps your web site log information for e.g. site visit, FTP activity etc.) do not delete this folder

* wwwroot (Called root folder. To able to display your site properly over internet always upload your web pages and images into this folder.)

* Db (this folder is useful to manage database file and particularly Microsoft Access database file. Always upload your database file into this folder)

* wwwroot/cgi-bin (it is recommended to keep your Perl and CGI script files into this folder)

Linux Directory Structure

* etc (store other information related to your web site)

* mail (store webmail)

* public_ftp (for anonymous FTP access)

* public_html (Called root folder. To able to display your site properly over internet please upload your web pages and images into this folder.)

* tmp

* www link (link to public_html folder)

STEP 7: Default page

A default document tells the web server how to behave when it receives a request for your site that does not specify a specific page. For example, when a web server receives a request for, how should it react?

What will be the name of my default document (page) ?

index.htm, index.html, index.asp, index.aspx, default.htm, default.html, default.asp, default.aspx

you are requested to set your default page name from any of above displayed name (particularly index.htm, index.html)

You can set the web server to automatically display a default document. In case of windows 2003 hosting, current version of HELM control panel does not include setting of default page yourself. in case of Linux, CPanel includes access to .htaccess file within your site

DO NOT UPLOAD MORE THEN ONE DEFAULT DOCUMENT (for e.g. index.htm, default.htm) into root folder.


STEP: 4 Viewing your site after upload

[1] Before DNS (name server ) changes:

You will be provided with temporary URL to view your site. Please refer account setup instructions temporary URL column

[2] After DNS (name server) changes:

Easy to view: Just type http://www.your-domain-name.extension for e.g.


Important Notes:

[1] If you have not purchased your domain name or if your domain is not pointing to STP's server:

    • Always use IP address while uploading your site through FTP

    • Always use temporary URL to publish the web through FrontPage

    • Always use temporary URL to view your site

[2] You will see "Directory Listing Denied" or "This site is hosted by STP" (Windows) or "Index for your site" (Linux) message on the screen, if you have not uploaded default page into their respective folder.

[3] Always upload your default page into root folder.

[4] Request us if you want to change your default page.

[5] FrontPage users: After login into your account through FrontPage, you will directly land into wwwroot (windows) or public_html (Linux) folder so you will not see any wwwroot or public_html folder because your will be in the folder itself.



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