Personal Web Site F.A.Q.
Why would I want to have my own Personal Webspace?
Webspace is your very own piece of the World Wide
Web. It is a section of the linkLINE server that, as a
subscriber, you may use to publish Web pages of your
own. Your Webspace is only limited by your imagination.
You could use your Webspace site to:
Share your own personal hobbies or interests
Showcase your family pictures, artwork, or writing
for the world to see.
Tell the world about your business or product.
Create a Web site for fans of your favorite
musician, athlete, or author.
Other than the restrictions and exceptions outlined in
our Terms & Conditions,
your Webspace can be anything you want it to be. Best of
all, it is free with your linkLINE membership (up to
15MB of disk space)
How do I create my webspace?
The URL (/spacer.gif) that is used to access your personal
web page is always: http://www.linkline.com/personal/username
where 'username' is your
username or login you signed up with. The main page of your
Webspace should have one of the following file names (in
order of preference):
The server will default to this
page when some visits your http://www.linkline.com/personal/username/
address. Otherwise, when you pass your address on to
others, you will have to add the specific filename after
What is the URL of my webspace?
where 'username' is your
username or login you signed up with.
How much does it cost?
Personal Webspace is free with your linkLINE account.
You get 15MB of disk space.
Can I run my own CGI scripts?
For security reasons members will not be able to run
their own CGI scripts within their Webspace. There are a
few common CGI scripts written for you that may be used
by visiting the Webspace.
How can I find out how many visitors my website is
You can add a hit counter to your website. View our Webspace
tools for more information on setting up your hit
Can I do secure transactions using my Personal
No. Personal Webspace is designed for personal use only.
If you want to use your Webspace for a small business,
you may do so, but you will not be able to conduct
credit card transactions or orders with secure
encryption. Note that commercial use of the site in this
regard is prohibited under the Webspace Terms
How much Webspace do I have?
All standard dial-up accounts come with 15MB of
Can I increase my
Yes! EMail our WebMaster
to request additional space. We do charge a monthly fee
of $5 for each additional 5MB of space.
Can I use MS Frontpage with my
Yes and No. You can use Frontpage to create and edit
your web pages on your own computer and upload (publish)
your site to your Webspace folder. However, you can't
use Frontpage to edit or administrate your Webspace directly
because our Webspace server does not currently support
the Frontpage server extensions that this requires
To use Frontpage to create your
Webspace, simply create your "Frontpage Web" in
a folder on your home computer as per the instructions.
Once you are satisfied with your site follow the
instructions here to upload your
Does Webspace have the server extensions that
Frontpage requires to administrate a "Frontpage
Not currently. However, this does not prevent you
from using Frontpage to create and edit your site. The
missing sever extensions mean that you will not be able
to set permissions for other web users to edit your
pages and utilize features such as Frontpage's
discussion groups and form applications etc. However, as
long as you ensure that the Frontpage installer places
the server extensions on your home computer, the other
tools in Frontpage will work fine. There is only one
added step of "publishing" your site to your
Webspace folder once you are through with your changes.
We are currently exploring the
possibility of (and the security concerns that arise from)
supporting the MS Frontpage server extensions.
How do I upload/FTP pages to my
How do I "publish" my site to Webspace
using MS Frontpage or Netscape Page
Check our Personal Webspace FTP
instructions for more help.
Can I use my webspace to host my EBay pictures?
Yes! If you are selling something on Ebay or any other
auction sites, your images can be stored on your personal
Example: You have a picture on your computer
of a Pez Dispenser you are selling on Ebay. The filename
is "pez.jpg". Open your FTP client of choice and
connect to your webspace, and upload your file. You can
then access the image by typing in the address: http://www.linkline.com/personal/username/pez.jpg
How do I submit my page to external search
Entering your site into search engines is easy. For each
site you want to be listed under, simply visit the site
and look for their link to "Submit a site".
Follow the directions provided for you. If you wish to
save time, visit a site called Submit-it.
On Submit-it you enter your information into a single
form and then choose from a list which search engines
you want your info sent to.