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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.

  1. 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:

    NOTE: 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 clients available.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Your FTP 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.

    NOTE: 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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