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How to use WS_FTP to upload your website

Date Created: 30 Aug, 2008   (9 year(s) ago) Viewed: 1079 Rating: 

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How to use WS_FTP to upload your website
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How to use WS_FTP to upload your website
WS_FTP is one of the world's most popular programs to use when uploading websites. It's both easy-to-use and powerful. Follow the tutorial below to learn just how easy it is.

Firstly you will need to install WS_FTP on your computer. If you to not have this program installed I recommend download it.

FTP Server:
  • ftp.domainname.com (example)

User Name:
  • ftp_domainnamecom (example)

Password:
  • Please see your configuration email

Host Directory:
  • /httpdocs/ for normal web pages (http)
  • /httpsdocs/ for secure pages (https)

Home Page File:
  • index.html or index.htm or index.php (lower case)
Attention
  • Where domainname.com replace to your domain name.
  • If you have problems with connecting to your website, Please check and make sure that your local internet settings (Firewall, Anti-Virus, IE Internet Options Security Settings) won't block you from connecting to the server on Port: 21.
  • Unless default file on httpdocs and httpsdocs, Please DO NOT delete ANY directory or files that have been created by the system, otherwise your web site may disappear into cyber oblivion!
  • Please note that the FTP username and passwords are case sensitive.
  • If you failed to login 10 times within 60 minutes, Your IP will be locked for security reasons, Please try next hour again.
  • As a convenience to users, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not have technical support third-party products. we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products.
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*** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

Guide

Making a new connection.

WS_FTP has a short wizard that walks you through the setup of an FTP connection.

Just click 'Connect...' and 'Create Site' after opening WS_FTP to begin the process.
Making a new connection.
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Making a new connection.

The first screen of the wizard prompts you for the name of your FTP profile and click 'Next'.

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The next screen prompts you for the FTP type you want to connect to.

When finished, click 'Next >'.

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The next screen prompts you for the FTP server you want to connect to. Enter your ftp name.

When finished, click 'Next >'.

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The next screen prompts you for your FTP username and password. Enter them in the boxes provided.

When finished, click 'Next >'.

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Click 'Finish' and you're done with the wizard!

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The next screenshot shows the view when logged-in to your web hosting account. The list of files/folders on the right hand side is the view of your web hosting account and left hand side is the view of your local machine.

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