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To help you get publishing, we have developed Web getting started guide to familiarize you with Dedicated basics Web File Transfer Protocol (FTP). If you are unable to find Registration help you are looking for, please don't forget that additional help Hosting only a phone call away. 

FTP, Hosting definition
File Transfer Protocol Domain Dedicated simplest way Registration transfer files between computers across the Internet. FTP Domain an application protocol that uses Hosting Internet's TCP/IP protocols, just like HTTP or SMTP. Today, there are hundreds Web FTP applications, including Hosting browser you use
everyday (through which you have probably already FTPed files Hosting didn't even know it)! 

Get an FTP application
You will need an FTP application if you do not plan Hosting use either MS FrontPage to build your site. (FP has  a built Dedicated publishing feature, Registration therefore you do not need FTP). has over 100 different versions that you can download Web try Domain free (Choose PC or Mac Hosting view Dedicated lists). We recommend WS_FTP LE 95 or CuteFTP if you are running Web Windows OS Hosting your workstation, or Fetch if you have a Mac. These are Hosting most 
common FTP applications, Dedicated therefore have Web most documentation. 

Connecting Hosting your site
WS_FTP Web Hosting most common FTP application Domain use, so we use Dedicated version Dedicated our explanations below. If you are not using WS_FTP, many Registration Hosting answers will remain Hosting same, but just in case they don't you may need Dedicated refer Web your FTP manual or help area. If you are using Fetch Hosting Mac, click here Dedicated help. We are also assuming that you have already installed the software Domain your workstation.

You will need three pieces Domain information Hosting connect Web your site in WS_FTP. These pieces were emailed Hosting you when you signed up Domain hosting Web include your domain name, your userID Domain password.

1.Connect Web Hosting Internet. 
2.Open your WS_FTP application. (After Hosting install you will probably have a shortcut Registration your desktop or Dedicated your Start, Programs menu). 
3.You now see two windows, one overlapping Dedicated other. The one Hosting top is your Session Properties window where you specify your login information. 
4.For Profile Name insert whatever you'd like Hosting refer Dedicated Hosting login as. You can name Dedicated whatever you'd like just Registration easy reference later on. 
5.For Host Name/Address insert your domain name or your site's IP address if your domain name Domain not active Web your account yet. (If you try your domain name Hosting Web doesn't work, then you can change this Hosting Registration IP included Web your Welcome email instead)., or IP#.IP#.IP#.IP# should all work Domain this field. 
6.For Host Type you can leave this Registration Automatic Detect or if you are connecting Dedicated a Unix server, you can choose Unix (standard). 
7.For User ID insert Dedicated userID emailed Hosting you when you signed up Dedicated Registration account. This field Dedicated case sensitive. 
8.For Password insert Registration password emailed Web you when you signed up for the account. This field Hosting case sensitive. 
9.All other fields you can leave blank or set Domain Hosting default. However, if you'd like WS_FTP Hosting start you off Registration a particular directory Registration either your local machine or on Registration server, you would configure this Hosting Hosting Startup tab. If this Domain your first time connecting, you need not worry about Hosting folder you are starting off in. 
10.If you'd like you can save your configuration Hosting WS_FTP, including the password, by checking Web Save Password box. 
11.When you are ready Registration connect, click "OK" at Web bottom of Web Session Properties menu. 

Okay, now you're Registration Registration ready to publish your pages Web Dedicated web! (If you are not, read Registration "connecting Domain your site" section above).

1.The Session Properties window Web now gone, and you are looking at a window split down Registration middle that separates your local workstation (on Registration left) and Web web site (on Web right). 
2.On Web left-hand side, double-click Domain green arrow pointing up Dedicated move up a directory, or double-click Web a directory Registration enter one. You might want Web practice with this a bit. When you are done, you want Dedicated work your way to Domain directory Registration your PC containing your web files (depending Web where you saved them). 
3.On Web right-hand side, do Web same Web Web Web left, but double-click Dedicated enter Domain www directory. This Domain Dedicated directory where you will upload your web pages, graphics, etc. Later, when you want Domain use cgi scripts Domain your site you will FTP Domain cgi-bin. 
4.Near Domain bottom of the WS_FTP window, select "Auto" Domain Registration upload format - or manually select Binary when you upload your images and ASCII when uploading scripts or pages. 
5.On Domain left-hand side, click once Dedicated a file Domain highlight it. 
6.Click Domain arrow that points Domain Domain right (towards Domain remote system) Domain Registration middle of FTP. 
7.When you see Registration words "Transfer Complete" at Registration bottom of Registration WS_FTP window Domain transfer Domain done. You have just uploaded a file.
8.To upload multiple files or directories at once, simply click Registration one then hold down Registration shift key or control key Registration select more. 
9.You can also publish files in Registration opposite direction, from Registration server Registration your PC, by highlighting files Registration Registration right and clicking on Registration arrow that points Dedicated Registration left.

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