My web site looks good on my hard drive, but after uploading it the images are missing and the links are broken?

Unlike Windows or DOS, UNIX is case sensitive. This means that index.html is different from Index.html, INDEX.HTML and all its various case combinations.

This creates a problem when transferring your site from your hard drive (Windows or DOS) to one of our UNIX servers. It can often result in pages having broken links and missing images.

If you encounter this problem, check to make sure that your hyperlinks in your web pages correspond to the exact filenames on your website. If they do not match, you can either modify your hyperlinks in your web pages or rename your files with an FTP program so they match your hyperlinks. Please note that if you are referring to your pages with a .htm extension in your hyperlinks, make sure the filename actually ends with a .htm extension. If you are referring to your pages with .html extension in your hyperlinks, make sure the filename actually ends with a .html extension.

Another problem encountered is that you are referring to web pages and images on your hard disk. For example,

<a href="c:\webpage\welcome.htm">My Web Site</a>

The above hyperlink should be replaced with the one below it:

<a href="/welcome.htm">My Web Site</a>