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How to FTP

There are a few FTP programs that you can use to upload your file to the web. Most of the interfaces look very similiar. Below is a screenshot of "Filezilla." You will need the information shown below on all of the programs.

Filezilla

1. Host - Your domain name/url goes here

2. Username - This is the FTP username you created with the host (your server company)

3. Password - This is the FTP password you created with the host - It may or may not be the same as your password to sign into your control panel with your host.

4. The Local Site - This is where you will navigate to in order to find your web. These files are on your computer.

5. The Remote Site - This is the host or web files.

6. You will click on the public_html in order to upload your files. Make sure the file is open.

When you are ready to upload, highlight the file(s), right click and choose "upload" or drag the files from the local site (your computer) to the remote site (the web).

FTP Programs

or how to get all of your html on the server

Below are some FREE FTP (file transfer protocol) software programs:

Core FTP Looks a lot like WS_FTP which is no longer free
FileZilla - Open source software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. User-friendly - Download FileZilla Client
FTP Commander 8.0 - Free Version - Simple to use
gFTP - Very similar to WS-FTP. Free multithreaded file transfer client. Supports UNIX, EPLF, Novell, MacOS, VMS, MVS and NT (DOS) style directory listings
WS_FTPLT - Lite version of WS-FTP. No longer supported by Ipswitch, but works great. Only a 30 day trial period.
CoffeeCup Free Version

Available for Purchase

CoffeeCup Direct FTP 6.2- Drag and drop FTP Client that edits HTML, previews images & more
FTP Commander Pro 8.0 - Also available, Deluxe 8.80
WS_FTP Pro

Updated by AB June 2021


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