Publishing Your Web
1. What is FTP?
2. What FTP program should I use and where can I get it?
3. What information do I need to publish my web?
4. How do access my account using CuteFTP?
5. How do I publish my web site using CuteFTP?
1. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is
the method by which files and sent over the Internet.
2. We recommend CuteFTP. If you choose to use
another FTP program. You can download the program from www.cuteftp.com.
For a free program try www.coreftp.com.
Or, for web based ftp, try www.net2ftp.com.
3. You need only 3 things to publish your web
site with CuteFTP. First, the IP address, which is 126.96.36.199. You
will need your username and password, which was emailed to you
upon registering for web hosting.
4. Once you download and install CuteFTP, open
it. You will be brought to a window called "Site Manager".
If you do not see this window, you can open it by going to the File menu, and
choose "Site Manager". The following instructions are for
Cute FTP version 4.x. Other versions are similar, but have
slightly different interfaces.
Choose the bottom left hand that says "New". Under "Site Label", put a name that will let you
know what site this is. This name is only for your personal reference.
Under "FTP Host Address" put the IP
address, which is 188.8.131.52 for most sites. Some sites received a
different IP address which was communicated to you when you signed up.
Under "FTP site Username" and
"FTP site Password", put your user name and password which you
received in your registration email.
Login type should be normal.
At the bottom, click the "Edit"
button. A screen will pop up at which you can choose default remote
and local directories. The remote directory should be /web/ - to
get here you need to navigate up to the root directory.
The local directory should be the folder on your hard drive in which
you keep the files for this web site. You can click on the folder icon
to the right to browse for the folder. Click "OK" when you
5. To log on to your web, select the name of your web in the
left hand window, and press "Connect". Wait for the
connection verification message.
6. Once you are logged on to your web, you may
publish. On the left hand side are the files on your hard drive, and
on the right hand side are the files on the server (your web site). To
publish, simply drag files from your hard drive to the server. You can
also bring files from the server to the hard drive by dragging.