Free talktalk webspace

  Simsy 10:53 10 Mar 2010


I might be putting together a simple temporary website for a pal, (his wedding details, hotels etc for guests). It will probably only be one page.

He's not at all PC literate and I haven't, so far, been able to find the info on the talktalk website...

Can anyone tell me what the upload, (ftp, folder) details are that I'll need, and also what the address of his website will be? Presumably it will feature his username somehow?

Thanks in advance,



  MAJ 11:59 10 Mar 2010

You'll have to set up the webspace first, Simsy, it usually takes 24 hours to 'go live' once you create it. Login to your mate's TT account, choose the "Webspace" link on the left of the page. This will take you to the 'Dashboard'. Sign in there, that will be your mate's username and password as found in his Welcome pack (so long as he hasn't changed it). Once signed in to the dashboard, click the "Webspace" tab, follow the instructions to create a domain name and choose a password.

The domain name will be in the format www

"your_mate" can be whatever he wants.

The User name will then be

The password is the password he chose when creating the domain name.

Now AFTER 24 HOURS or so, you can access the webspace by Opening "My Computer/Computer" on the desktop and into the address bar, type:

ftp: //ww (without the spaces)

Enter the Username:

And the password

Then you should be able to drag and drop files in Windows Explorer to the webspace, you should name the homepage .... index.html.

To view the webpage, type:

ww w. into your browser (without the spaces).

  MAJ 12:04 10 Mar 2010

"The User name will then be"

The username will be:

>>> [email protected] <<<<

sorry about that typo.

  MAJ 12:39 10 Mar 2010

If you prefer to use an FTP client like Filezilla click here the settings to enter are:

Host: www.
Port: 21
Servertype: FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
Logon Type: Normal
Username: your_mate @
Password: chosen Domain password

minus the spaces I have inserted in order to stop the "click heres".

  Simsy 13:05 10 Mar 2010

I assume that in your last post the host should be;
rather than
www. ?



  MAJ 13:48 10 Mar 2010

No Simsy, the host is as I posted.

  Simsy 13:58 10 Mar 2010

That should be enough for now.

Wedding isn't till October so I may not get around to doing anything for a while... if he wants me to do it at all! I suggested to him that I could put up a site with map/hotels etc... I'm not sure he realised what I was suggesting!

Thanks again.



  anchor 14:18 19 Mar 2010

How much free web-space do TalkTalk allow?.

The amount seems to vary considerably with different ISP`s.

One final question; would you recommend TalkTalk?.

Thanks for the info.

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