Need to change www access to a personal website.

January 19, 2012 at 23:17:43
Specs: Windows XP
Change http:// to include www.
It's currently locked.
I'm attempting to get my tiny page up & running. It's not recognised anywhere.
I am a total newbie - obviously!
Have only a 'test' page I can edit for 10 days

Just curious as to how I can change the address info?

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January 20, 2012 at 00:03:25
What exactly are you trying to do? www.http:// is the wrong format, it is usually http://www. because the first part essentially tells the system what language it is looking at before it looks for 'www'. Also you can usually omit the www anyway these days with most browsers.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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January 20, 2012 at 02:22:14
Whatever your problem is it is not got anything to do with http://www

HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and it is the default protocol all browser use in the absence of any other stipulated protocol like FTP = File Transfer Protocol or SMTP = Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

Again WWW is the default for a properly constructed URL. It is what comes after the WWW that is important. If you change any of these defaults then you are just making trouble for yourself.

More details of how you are configuring this web page would be useful. Are you hosting it yourself on your own home network or is it being hosted externally by a web hosting company.

Bear in mind that you cannot access your own web page from within your own network using its URL. For that you need a router that has local loop-back and very few do. The only one I know of that do that are Belkin routers.

To Access your web page from the same network the web server is running on you need to use Local Host which is t or the actual IP address of the computer that is running the web server.


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January 20, 2012 at 06:40:01
Thanks Stuart

Appreciate your time and expertise in replying.

Basically on a fishing expedition to get some Tech help that's not available to me directly.

The site is hosted externally: Hence I believe my problem.

I will just live and learn from these pages -

Everyone had to take that first step into this small digital world.

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January 20, 2012 at 07:56:09
If this hosting site has given you a URL and it is not working then you need you contact them. Most web hosting companies have extensive help files explaining how things work as they are slightly different depending on which web server they are using.

The help files will tell you how to upload you web pages to their site, that is providing you are not doing on-line editing. If this is a new project it may be that the website is not on-line yet and is still waiting to be configured by the hosting company.


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January 20, 2012 at 18:51:25
If this is a new domain name (i.e. it may be several days before the name servers get updated.

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