Configuring and Using an FTP Client
Using an FTP client to upload content to your Virtual Server is a
very simple process. The following guidelines provide a general
overview of transferring files to and from your Virtual Server via FTP.
In order to transfer files via FTP, you must have
an FTP client installed on your PC.
Here are a few of our favorite FTP clients, along with
specific instructions detailing their configuration and use:
Don't like any of these FTP clients? You will find many free and useful clients on the Internet.
Try searching for "FTP client" in your favorite search engine. you will likely be overwhelmed by the amount of FTP
Start your FTP client and
connect to your Virtual Server using your login ID and password
that you received in
Your Virtual Server Configuration E-Mail when your
Virtual Server was first configured.
Do not use "anonymous" as the login ID, as you will not have access
to the directories and files you need.
After you log in, you will be placed in your Virtual Server
home directory (/usr/home/LOGIN_ID). This is the same
directory you find yourself in when you connect to your Virtual Server
via Telnet or SSH.
client should allow you to select the file transfer mode, either
ASCII or BINARY.
Use ASCII mode to transfer text files and BINARY mode
to transfer binary files.
Most FTP clients have an "Automatic" transfer
mode option that can be set. When this option is selected the
FTP client will automatically determine which file transfer mode
to use when you upload or download files.
Be sure you transfer all your HTML files,
as well as any text files, such as CGI script
source code, in ASCII format! All image files (.gif, .jpg, etc.)
must be transferred in BINARY format.
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