Uploading Through FTP

These instructions below are for WS FTP LE. Download it here.
When prompted at installation, select 'student'.  On the following screen, select 'home' and 'personal use'. This will allow you to use the program in order to learn FTP.

Once you've downloaded and installed the program, it's very easy to upload your website.


This is the main screen. If you have the 'Session Properties' box pop up immediately when you start the program, close it for now.

This main screen has 2 main parts. The left side is YOUR computer. You should first find the folder where your webpage files are stored. You can either type it into the 'Local System' box, or browse through the folders (click on the green up arrow).

When you are ready, click on 'Connect' at the bottom.

Upload with FTP This 'Session Properties' screen is where you will put in your FTP details. 

1) Click 'New'.
2) In 'Profile Name', type in 'My Website' (or whatever you want to call it)
3) In the 'Hostname / Address' box, put in the hostname given in your Account Activation email.
4) Put in your FTP Username and Password in the corresponding boxes. (Do not use the frontpage username/password)
5) Tick 'Save pwd'.
6) Click 'Apply' at the bottom.

Now press 'OK'. This will connect you to our server.


This is a closer look at the main screen. You will now see folders on the right side. These are folders on OUR server. This is the REMOTE site.

In the right panel, double-click on the 'httpdocs' folder. You must upload all your files into this folder. (Make sure it is NOT the 'httpSdocs' folder!)

Now, from the left side (your computer), you will need to find where your webpage files are located. Once you have found them, highlight all the files (click on the first file in the list, hold down the SHIFT key and press the 'End' key. This will highlight all files)

Please note, if you used FrontPage to create your website, you MUST upload all the folders as well (such as 'images').

Now that your files are highlighted, you are ready to upload them. Click on the arrow in the center which is pointing to the right.

When you are finished, you can just click on 'Exit' or 'Disconnect' located at the bottom of the screen.

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