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Web Artist 2

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Please Note

Web Artist is no longer available to purchase and is no longer supported with security updates from the developer. This software is also not compatible with all modern Operating Systems.

As support and development for this software has been withdrawn, we no longer recommend using this to upload your files to your Freeola Hosting Service.

However, this guide will remain available for reference purposes.

If you are looking to upload your website files we would recommend the Filezilla FTP Client, a secure, supported, software designed specifically for uploading your files via FTP.

Welcome to the Freeola Internet customer support pages. This guide is designed to help with uploading your website via FTP using Web Artist 2 for any Freeola hosted website. For more internet help topics please visit our main Support Page.

In order to upload files to any Freeola hosted website you will need to access your webspace via FTP. Most, if not all, web design programs feature an element of FTP uploading but it is always advisable, and more stable, to upload using one of many FTP clients available. This page gives brief instructions on one of these, Web Artist 2.

Please note, there is a separate guide for Web Artist 1 as the instructions differ from those below. This guide assumes that you have yet to create a website, if you have already done so please skip to step 6.

  1. Load Web Artist 2, a dialogue box will appear, click on Create a website from scratch or click Close and choose File then New from the File menu. You will be presented with a blank white screen called Page 1.

  2. Click on the Background tab on the left hand side-bar of your screen, select a background for your web page and drag and drop the icon into the blank window.

  3. To add some text to your page, click on the Text tab on the left hand side-bar. Choose a text icon and drag and drop it into the page 1 window. Now add some text. Format the text using the tools in the top of the screen.

  4. Repeat this process for adding other elements to your page such as navigation buttons, sounds and clipart images.

  5. Once you have created your web site, select Save from the File menu and name the web site htdocs.ows (must be lower case). You must use this name otherwise your site will not appear on the Internet.

  6. With your website open select Save website to the Internet from the File menu.

  7. The Upload box will appear, you will now need to enter your FTP connection details to upload your web site. These details will be stored in Web Artist for future uploads or updates to your site which means you only need to enter these details once. Click New then Next.

  8. In the Destination Name box give your connection a name (for example, the name of your web site such as 'Freds Site'), in the Destination box below choose Other and click Next.

  9. Enter your FTP User Name in the Username box and your FTP Password in the Password box, click Next. The FTP Username can be found in the My Websites section of your MyFreeola account.

  10. Enter your FTP server address as the FTP Destination address. The FTP Server address will be in the form of or This can be found in the My Websites section of MyFreeola.

  11. Enter htdocs (public_html for SSD Hosting subscribers) in the Directory Path field and click Next. Enter your web address as the Home Page and click Finish.

  12. Select the Destination you just created and click Upload. When the transfer is complete, click the Preview button to view your web site.

We recommend you read the user manual that was included with Web Artist for information on the entire range of features available.

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