Managing VCN Web Pages
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How to Create a website for a Non-Profit Oganization
Sign Up your organization for a VCN Group Account
(optional) If you need a custom domain name, buy a domain name from a domain name registrar (Webserve, Go Daddy, etc)
Fill out the Memorandum of Understanding (printable)and fax it or mail it to VCN
Address: Vancouver Community Network
2nd Floor, 411 Dunsmuir Street,
Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4
Change the Nameservers for your domain to point to the VCN Nameservers. There should be a web-based facility for doing this where your domain is registered. This information will take several days to propigate. The VCN nameservers are the following:
* Primary nameserver:
o Hostname: ns1.vcn.bc.ca
o IP Address: 126.96.36.199
* Secondary nameserver:
o Hostname: ns2.vcn.bc.ca
o IP Address: 188.8.131.52
How to Create a VCN Personal Page
When you sign up for a VCN Individual Account, there are three steps that you must do before you get your personal page online:
Create a folder named webdata in your personal space. The easiest way is by using FTP (see next section)
Create a homepage for your site and name it either welcome.html or index.html
Upload your homepage to your webdata folder by using FTP
After these three steps are complete, then your index/welcome page will be visible on your personal site at www.vcn.bc.ca/~username
How to use FTP with VCN
There are many different FTP clients that are out there, but one free FTP client that we use is Filezilla.
After you install Filezilla, you can use the QuickConnect to connect to your Individual account by entering in the following:
The files on your computer will then be shown in the left panel and your personal space will be shown on the right side panel. Here you can create the webdata folder and upload files and HTML pages that will make up your personal webpage.
Incorrect or Unknown Password
If you do not have your password, please see the Account section of the help pages for a Group Password reset. Or phone, 604-257-3811, or email our Help Desk.
Changing your Domain Name(For Groups)
If you would like to change your VCN subdomain (yourcompany.vcn.bc.ca or www.vcn.bc.ca/yourcompany) to your own domain (yourcompany.com) please see our section on the Services for Groups page.
There are two steps: First is to buy the domain name from a domain registration company. Once you have bought the domain, fill our the VCN Memorandum of Understanding and fax it, 604-257-3808, or bring it to our office in person. You may also follow up by email.