Ready to make Angelfire the new home for your site?
Start by reading the following FAQ that answers many of the questions we receive from our members:
- Why should I choose Angelfire?
- What is my new address?
- How do I move my files and my old site?
- I'm afraid of FTP! Can you help me?
- I have other questions...
Why should I choose Angelfire?
It all comes down to choice. If you're just starting out and don't mind ads on your site, our
Angelfire Free service is a great intro to site building.
If you want the freedom to build without banner ads or other restrictions, you can upgrade your Angelfire account to any of our other paid plans. You can compare plan features and prices here.
What is my new address?
Your Angelfire address simply puts your Angelfire username after our Domain like so: http://angelfire.com/username.
If you purchase an Angelfire paid plan that comes with a domain name (ex: www.mywebsite.com) you can have the convenience of a web address that's simple to remember.
How do I move my files and my old site?
FTP Users: Easy as pie. Simply log on to your old server with your FTP program and download all the files on your site (including any subdirectories and the files within them) to your hard drive. Then close the connection, log on to Angelfire's FTP server, and upload all the files to the new location.
Non-FTP Users: Almost as easy, but it takes a bit longer. If you have your files backed up on your computer's hard drive, you're halfway there. If not, you need to download all the files to your hard drive from your previous web host.
Create a folder called "Site Backup" on your hard drive. Then choose "Save As" from the "File" menu of your Web browser, for every page on your site, and save them to your "Site Backup" folder.
Once you've downloaded all your files, log-in to Angelfire and upload them using the Web Shell's "Upload" feature. You can upload up to 10 files at a time.
IMPORTANT: If you choose a method other than FTP, you may to remove your previous site hosting service's ad banner code from your HTML files. No matter which method you choose, you will probably also need to change some of your links and image tags to properly reference your new address. We recommend you make all changes to your HTML files before you upload the pages to Angelfire.
I'm afraid of FTP! Can you help me?
You need not fear. FTP is your friend. For the complete scoop, check out our FTP Uploading FAQ
I have other questions...
Angelfire members are the kind of people who like to help each other. You can find answers to a lot of common questions by joining the Angelfire Club Community Blog. Don't be shy! Chances are, if you have a question, another friendly member has the answer for you.
Thanks for considering moving your site to Angelfire. We know you'll like it here.