|Uploading FAQs -
How do I publish my site using FTP?
If you do not
already have FTP software, we recommend that you download
WS-FTP by clicking here. If you are using Front
Page, you should NOT use FTP to upload your files as it will
corrupt the Front Page Extensions installed on your hosting
space. For information on uploading using Front Page,
instructions below are specific to WS-FTP, however, most FTP
applications or functions should be similar.
downloading and installing WS-FTP, launch the
program. The first screen you will see is the
Session Properties Window (screen capture at
left). You will need your hosting set-up letter
handy to upload your files as all the information you
will need can be found there.
To begin, click New (1 at left).
Profile Name: (2 at left) is the name you will
now this session by. Select a profile name you
will remember so that it is easy to find for future
Host Name/Address: (3 at left) this is the
address listed on your setup letter next to FTP
Hostname. Generally www.yourdomainname.com
Type: leave this set at Automatic Detect
UserID: (4 at left) this is the FTP UserID listed
in your setup letter
Password: (5 at left) this is the FTP Password
listed in your setup letterSave Pwd: (6 at left)
this checkbox allows you to save the password as part of
the session properties so that you do not have to retype
it everytime you use this session.
When you have entered all settings, click Apply
(7 at left) and then click OK (8 at left).
WS-FTP will then connect to our server and display the
main control screen shown below.
control screen shown at left is broken into two
parts. The right side (1 at left) is the remote
system file area. This shows the files on your
area of the web server. The left side (4 at left)
shows the files on your local computer. On both
sides you can move up and down through
directories. To move up a level, click on the
green arrow at top of the window (5 at left). To
open a directory, double click on the directory.
To upload your files you will first need to double click
folder in the right hand window (2 at left). The
directory display line (3 at left) will change to read /httpdocs.
You are now ready to upload files.
On the left side, move through directories on your local
computer until you find the files which make up your
website. When the files are displayed, single
click on a file to select and highlight it. Once
the file is highlighted, click the arrow in the center
of the control panel that points right (the bottom
arrow). This will cause a copy of the file to be
uploaded to our server. Continue selecting and
transferring files until all files that make up your
website are transferred. When finished, click
Close to disconnect from the server and then click Exit
to close WS FTP.
Occasionally you may lose your connection to the server
while transferring files. If this happens, click
Close then the button will change back to say
Connect. Click Connect and the Session Properties
window will reopen. Click OK to reconnect.