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FTP brief

What is FTP?

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is used to move files to and from your computer via the Internet. This is how a webmaster (you) gets her website from her computer onto the Web.

In order to move your files, you will need some software called an FTP client. We're going to use a free open-source FTP client called FileZilla.

Once you have the client software downloaded and installed, launch it and enter the necessary information in the Site Manager.

Site Manager

Configure Site Manager as follows:

  1. Click File.
  2. Select the first option: Site Manager.
  3. A dialogue box called Site Manager will open. On the left you will see a list of your sites (the list will be empty the first time you use FileZilla) and on the right you will see site details.
  4. In the lower left-hand corner, clickNew Site. A new FTP site connection will appear; give it a meaningful name like “touque website.”
  5. Enter the site details: General
    • Host: as provided in class
    • Port: 22
    • Server Type: SFTP—SSH File Transfer Protocol
    • Logon Type: Ask for password
    • User: as provided in class
    • Password: nothing can be entered here, because the Logon Type is “Ask for password”
  6. Enter the site details: Advanced
    • Default local directory: the complete path, starting with the root, necessary to reach your production directory (see example, below)
    • Default remote directory: a slash followed by your directory name (see example, below)
  7. Enter the site details: Transfer Settings
    • Select “Limit number of simultaneous connections”
    • Maximum number of connections: 1
  8. Click OK.

Once you have created an entry you can access to it with File : Site Manager. Select the entry, click Connect, and type the password.

This page is an abridgement of an internal Bravenet help page.

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[This page last updated 2020-12-23 at 13h10 Toronto local time.]