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Uploading Files to Your Web Site

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Last Updated: November 7, 2008 10:21 AM

To upload files to your Web site, you need an FTP client. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It lets you connect to a remote computer, such as a hosting server in another state. Using FTP, you can move files from your machine to the remote one and create folders for those files on that computer.

Some popular FTP clients are:

If you are using Windows XP, you can create a network connection to your Web site. You might also be able to upload your file using the same software you used to create your Web site. You can use popular programs like Macromedia Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage to upload your Web site.

You can also use the Hosting Control Center to upload files to your Web site. See Using the Hosting Control Center Web-Based FTP Client for more information.

After downloading and installing one of these clients, you can use it to connect to your hosting account. These are your FTP settings:

FTP User Name
This is the user name for your hosting account.
FTP Password
This your password for your hosting account.
Web Site URL
http://www.example.com
FTP Site URL
ftp://www.example.com
Start Directory
Some FTP clients will ask for a "Home" or "Start" directory. Our hosting service does not require this. Leave the box blank. If the client requires a value, enter a single forward slash followed by your hosting account user name (i.e., /<user name>).

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