Published by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture

Setting Up Pages
On The World Wide Web

The Web Server

Michael Levenston
Executive Director
City Farmer
(C) Copyright: City Farmer 1995

Once you know you have something to say you must get down to the technical nuts and bolts of getting your documents on-line.

Finding an Internet Provider who is also a Web Server is first on the list. There's no point in preparing all your material if you can't find somewhere to put it where it can be accessed from all over the world. The University of British Columbia was our choice because they had already served us well for some months as a connection to the Internet. Also an article in their fine publication, Campus Computing & Communications, about writing Web documents pulled us in.

However they had never before allowed an outside community group to use their Web site. Letters of support from four professors in different faculties who liked our work got us the green light.

To place our documents on the Web we would need a special account that allowed us to go into our directories whenever we put in documents. UBC's name for this account is "Legacy" and with it came our new account name which appropriately identifies us as

Before deciding to publish on the Web we had previously learned how to connect to the Internet using a 14.4 bps modem, Mac TCP, SLIP and the variety of software used when on the Internet. UBC support staff helped us through this maze as did the many excellent books available on the topic.

Setting Up Pages
On The World Wide Web

  1. Why Do It?

  2. Finding a Web Server

  3. Learning HTML

  4. Putting Your Stuff in Your Directory

  5. For Windows Users

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Revised October 27, 1996

Published by City Farmer
Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture