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How do I create my own website?

There are 3 steps to create and publish your personal website.
Step 1. Activate your Cincinnati Broadband® personal website account
Log into MyAccount and click the Activate button in the personal website section. Once activated, your website address will be

Step 2. Create your web pages
You can create your web pages by either programming HTML directly into a text editor such as Notepad or utilizing third party web page creation software.

To learn more about programming in HTML yourself, a good place to start is NCSA's Beginner's Guide to HTML.  A number of companies offer web page creation software – some well known examples are Microsoft® FrontPage (Windows), Macromedia Dreamweaver (Windows or Mac) and BBEdit (Mac) which can all help you create web pages quickly and easily.

Step 3. Upload and access your personal website
Once your pages have been created, you will need to upload them to your new website either through FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client software or through the use of your web page creation software.  Please note that not all software may support this capability.

If you want to use FTP client software, there are many programs to choose from including WS_FTP, CuteFTP, SmartFTP and BulletProof.  Some of these programs may be used free of charge.

Uploading your web site using FTP client or web page creation software:
Following the instructions of your FTP client or web page creation software, connect to and enter your username and password. When your FTP client or web page creation software makes the connection to the Cincinnati server, you will see 2 panels within the software – one for your local system (your computer) and another for the remote site (our server).  A default start page file called index.html has already been created for you in the remote site panel. 

Copy (or drag) all relevant files – including an index.html file, if you are setting up your page for the first time -- from the local system panel to your username folder on the remote site panel.  Be sure to include all of your HTML files, as well as any graphics or other files that are referenced within those HTML files.

After you have completed this step, you should be able to view your website online. The URL for your new personal website is: where username is your Cincinnati Broadband primary account username.

Frequently Asked Questions:
How much storage comes with my personal website?
You receive 25MB of Cincinnati Broadband plans except the CincinnatiHome Office plan which receives 50MB of storage.

How do I check to see how much storage my website is using?
Log into the Personal Website portion of MyAccount. The amount of space currently being used is located within the Personal Website section at the bottom of the page.

Can I purchase additional web storage space?
Yes.  Additional personal web storage space can be purchased through MyAccount for a small monthly fee.

Can I add a Web form or create any other CGI scripts?
CGI scripting is not supported.
Can I use Microsoft FrontPage extensions?
FrontPage extensions are not supported.