Problem 1: I could not access UFT internally or externally. After Paul's explanation, I changed to a different server [a free one], and I immediately accessed the site - inside and outside my program.
Problem 2: I have 2.7 which would not upload my webpages: I received the invalid server message. I changed the PD.INI from Palladiumnet.com to uftree.com as Ron suggested and immediately uploaded two pages. I received notification of the uploads, and both pages are up as sent. Thanks to all who had suggestions!!!