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19 Jun 2013
How can I upload my site?
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How can I upload my site?
Unless you have or will be utilizing Frontpage Extensions on your site, you can use the File Manager located in Your Control Panel to view all the directories and files in your account, as well as change permissions for directories and files, create directories, create and edit files, and upload files
from your hard drive to your account. If you would like to use another FTP client for uploading files to your site, we highly recommend using WS_FTP if you are not familiar with FTP clients. When the FTP client asks for a hostname or address, make sure to enter your IP ADDRESS until your domain name is indexed by the registry (which can take up to one weeks).
All of your files and sub-directories go into your public html directory. Now that we've distinguished where your files go, there are several ways depending on your computer system, that you can transfer files to your account directory. The process by which files are transferred to the web-server is called "FTP" (File Transfer Protocol). You have unlimited access via FTP 24 hours a day. As such, you can create
and maintain your web pages on your own computer and upload files to your web site at your leisure. To upload your files to your account without using the File Manager in your Control Panel, you need an FTP program.
For the PC users, visit:
to download the newest version of WS_FTP LE for the PC, one of the most popular FTP programs on the web. For the Macintosh, a program called "Fetch" is used. Visit:
to download the newest version of Fetch.
After that point, you may use
. The FTP client will also ask for a Username or Login Name and Password (make sure that Anonymous is not checked and Host Type selected is UNIX STANDARD), both of which are above. Once logged in, you will see several directories, cgi-bin, ftp, and public_html. If you have any scripts such as CGI's that need to be executable, place them in the cgi-bin directory. In your HTML, link to files in this directory by /cgi-bin/filename.cgi. For text and images files, place in the public_html directory.
REMEMBER: When uploading files:
ASCII / Binary
Text based files get sent in ascii mode (.txt, .doc, .html, .htm, .shtm, .cgi, etc.)
Non-text based files are binary mode (.jpg, .gif, .exe, .mdb, .zip, pdf, .doc, ect...)
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