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SUPPORT > WS-FTP Tutorial:

Step 1 - Create a session profile.

Do this by clicking on the "CONNECT" button found on the menu bar at the bottom-left of the WS-FTP program.  A window similar to the picture below will appear.

 

Figure-1 (Configuration)

Step 2 - Click on the "NEW" button, on the right side of the screen.

Step 3 - In the "New Site/Folder" window, type in the name you wish to call the desired connection.

This can be anything you want.

Step 4 - Type in the FTP address of the FTP site you wish to connect to.

This address goes into the "Host Name or IP Address:" address box. It will be something like ftp.your_domain.comor the permanent adress for your site: ftp.your_domain.com.phtemp.com
click next.

Step 5- Type your FTP username in the "USER ID" box, it will be something like a0018029.

Step 6- Type in your FTP password in the "Password" box.
Click Next.

Step 7- To save the configuration,

put a check in the "Save Password" box. Then click on the Finish button. This will save your configuration.

Step 8- To connect to the site you just created, click on the "OK" button .


3. How to transfer files

Some things to know:

After connecting to your web site, a window similar to this will appear.

Figure-2 (Basics)

Notice that the FTP window is split into two sections in the figure above. When you connect to a site, your computer will be on the left side, under section "Local System" and the remote computer will be on the right, under "Remote System". Local System will display the current path, files and drives on your computer. Remote System will display the current path, files and drives on the remote computer you are connected to.

Directly under the label "Local System" you will find a file listing. The top box will contain your current path (in the above figure, this would be "C:\My Web") And the bottom box will contain a listing of the files in the current directory. The Remote System will contain the same type boxes, only displaying the remote computer's information.

Uploading and Downloading Files
To upload files to your Web site:

Step 1 - Put a checkmark in the box that says "auto".  It is located near the bottom.

Step 2 - Highlight the files you would like to transfer to your website by choosing them from the left box.

Step 3 - Push the button that looks like an arrow pointing to the right which is located between the two columns.

Step 4 - Another box will come up telling you the status of the transfer.

Step 5 - When that finishes you will be done transferring the file and you should be able to see it in the right side now.

To download a file from your website:

Step 1 - Put a checkmark in the box that says "auto". It is located near the bottom.

Step 2 - Highlight the files from the right side you would like to download to your computer.

Step 3 - Click on the button that points to the left.

Step 4 - A box will appear and the files will begin transferring. Once they finish you should see them listed on the left side.

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