CORE FTP Support
- In order to connect to a FTP server, we will first set up a site in the Site Manager.
- To get to the Site Manager, click on the button on the top left hand of the screen or the button on the right side of the main window.
- Once you have started up the site manager, the first thing you want to do is click on the "new site" button. This will set up a new site profile that we will use to connect to a FTP server.
- For this example, we will use the following information to connect to yourdomain.com.
- Type your domainname.com for the host address. Basically type in your domain name without the www.
- Type in the username in the Username field.
- Type in your password in the Password field.
- Once this information has been entered, click the Connect button and you should see the following connection dialog:
- This log shows the progress of the connection being established. Remember that if you are using a dialup account, you need to already be connected to the internet. If the connection is made, the connection dialog will disappear and you should be returned to the main Core FTP screen.
- Upon successful connection, you will see the right (remote) list of files listed. These are files that are on the remote server.
- Once you have established a connection to a server, you can now start transferring files between your computer and the remote FTP server.
- In this example, we will go through the steps to upload a file to a website.
- When creating a website, you have to upload your web pages to the FTP server so that the rest of the internet can view them via a web browser. One of the more common files you will deal with is an index.html file. This file is the first file that will be browsed when someone goes to visit your website.
- Your files on your computer are displayed in the local directory listing which is on the left side of the screen. This tutorial assumes you know how to locate your files on your hard drive. Many web page editors will put your files in your My Documents or other easy to find places.
- To upload a file to the FTP server, all you have to do is select (hilight) the index.html file in the local directory listing, and then click on the upload button. You can alternatively right click on the selected file, and select upload, or click and drag the file over to the remote directory listing.
- Once you have pressed the upload button, Core FTP will transfer the file to the remote server. When the transfer is complete, you should see the remote file in the remote directory listing. If the file has been uploaded to the server successfully, it can now be viewed in a web browser.
- You should see your html file displayed at http://www.yourdomain.com.
- To download a file, simply select the files in the remote directory listing, and hit the download button.
- In this example, the file already exists in the local directory listing. Select Overwrite if you want to overwrite the file. Overwriting will replace the file. If you do not wish to overwrite the file, hit cancel.
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