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How to use my Bell Internet Personal Webspace

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Understanding Personal Webspace

As a Bell Internet customer, you have up to 5 MB of Personal Webspace to store a personal web page. You can have up to 25 MB of Internet traffic (visitors) per month to your Webspace.

If you need more storage space or receive more traffic, you can consider our small business web hosting services.

If you want to store and share photos or other files, you have access to SkyDrive as part of the Bell Mail Suite.

Using your Personal Webspace is subject to the Acceptable Use Policy found at the end of your Bell Internet Service Agreement.

Last Updated:22/07/2013

Understanding Personal Webspace

As a Bell Internet customer, you have up to 5 MB of Personal Webspace to store a personal web page. You can have up to 25 MB of Internet traffic (visitors) per month to your Webspace.

If you need more storage space or receive more traffic, you can consider our small business web hosting services.

If you want to store and share photos or other files, you have access to SkyDrive as part of the Bell Mail Suite.

Using your Personal Webspace is subject to the Acceptable Use Policy found at the end of your Bell Internet Service Agreement.


Last Update:22/07/2013


Locating your webspace

Your Personal Webspace is located on a Bell server. The URL (Internet address) is based on the prefix of your Bell Internet email address. For example:

Email address: pat@sympatico.ca
Webspace address:
www3.sympatico.ca/pat

Email address: pat@bell.net
Webspace address: www3.bell.net/pat

Although Bell Internet service lets you create multiple email addresses, Personal Webspace is provided only for the main (or first) email address on your account.

I forgot my Bell Mail email address

Last Update:22/07/2013


Activating your webspace

Before you can publish a web page, you must activate your webspace. You must use an FTP client (program) to activate your webspace. Many FTP clients, such as FileZilla , are available free.

To activate your webspace:

  1. Open your FTP client.
  2. In the Server (or Host) name field, enter either ww3.sympatico.ca or www3.bell.net, depending on which matches your email address..
  3. In the Username and Password fields, enter your Bell Internet user ID (i.e. b1xxxx##) and password.  

Your Personal Webspace is now activated.

How to find my Bell Internet user ID and password


Last Update:22/07/2013


Creating your web page

Use your own web design/creation software or HTML editor to create your personal web page.

Bell Tech Expert subscribers can get help from our experts with using web editors and other software.

Once you’ve created your web page, save it on your computer with the file name index.htm. This will be your website home page.

Ensure any photos you have included in your web page are in .gif, .jpg or .png format.

Use your web browser to check that your web page looks the way you want it to:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. From the File menu, choose Open and select the index.htm file you created.

Check that pictures are appearing correctly and that links work properly. If possible, look at your web page in more than one web browser.


Last Update:22/07/2013


Publishing your web page

To publish your web page, you need to transfer your html and picture files to your Personal Webspace. To do so you must be connected to the Internet through your Bell Internet service (not through another ISP). You can use your FTP client or your browser.

Publish your web page with an FTP client

  1. Open your FTP client.
  2. In the Server (or Host) name field, enter either ww3.sympatico.ca or www3.bell.net, depending on which matches your email address.
  3. In the Username and Password fields, enter your Bell Internet user ID (i.e. b1xxxx##) and password.
  4. Drag and drop your html and picture files from your computer (Local site) to your webspace file directory (Remote site).

Publish your web page with Internet Explorer

  1. In the address bar, type ftp://www3.sympatico.ca or ftp://www3.bell.net, depending on which matches your email address.
  2. Enter your Bell Internet user ID (b1xxxx##) and password.
  3. You will see the contents of your webspace file directory. If you are using Internet Explorer 7, go to the View menu and choose Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer. (This is not required in earlier versions of Internet Explorer.)
  4. Drag and drop your html and picture files from your computer to your webspace file directory.

Once all your files have been copied to your webspace, enter your Personal Webspace address  in your browser to view your web page.

How to find my Bell Internet user ID and password


Last Update:22/07/2013


Troubleshooting

If you are having trouble accessing or uploading files to your Personal Webspace, check the following:

Are you connected to the Internet using your Bell Internet service?

You cannot transfer files if you are using another ISP.

Are your Bell Internet username and password correct?

How to find my Bell Internet user ID and password

I need to reset my Bell Internet access password

Do the files exceed 5 MB?

Your Personal Webspace offers a maximum of 5 MB of storage.

Are there spaces in the file names?

Rename your files without any spaces.


Last Update:22/07/2013


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