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Individual Homepage Service
Settings for the homepage space available to Individual members, including FTP settings, CGI scripts, etc.
Important notes about making your homepage
As an Asahi Net member, you may have some homepage space as part of our membership. We also have some notes about how your homepage files need to be constructed. Please confirm homepage space available to you, and read these notes before you start to make your homepage.
If the amount of homepage space used exceeds the base amount allocated to the Course and Plan you are using, an additional homepage space usage charge will be charged at 189 yen (180 yen base) per month per 5MB excess. Please visit the How to check homepage space usage section below for how to calculate your homepage space usage.
Before you use FTP software or Web creation software to upload your homepage you will need to make several settings in that software so that your homepage is loaded to its correct location on our servers. The settings are listed below. Remember that if you are using a FreeAddress, you must replace word1 and word2 with the actual words you chose when you registered your FreeAddress.
(*2) Files you upload to this directory will be visible at the following homepage address: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~Asahi Net ID/
Using FTP software
Please refer to our Internet Software Guide.
Viewing your homepage
Included CGI scripts
The following CGI scripts are included in this Individual Homepage Service: Access Counter, Form Decode and Bulletin Board. For security purposes we do not allow Individual members to create their own CGI scripts.
MIME Type List
A list of the type of files that can be uploaded to Asahi Net's homepage server.
How to check homepage space usage
How homepage space usage is calculated
On an arbitrary date between the 1st and 15th of every month, Asahi Net measures the amount of disk space used, and charges accordingly for additional homepage space usage. If your homepage usage exceeds the amount of homepage space allocated to the Asahi Net Course and Plan you are using, an additional homepage space usage charge will be made at a rate of 189 yen (180 yen base) per 5MB unit of excess.
In order for your homepage to function properly, each file is assigned 4 Kilobytes of space to be used for indexing, directories, etc. Therefore, the amount of space used to host your homepage is in fact larger than the combined size of all your files.
Note: 1 Megabyte is equal to 1,024 Kilobytes.
How to check the amount of space being used
Confirm the current amount of homepage space usage via the following page.