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Using SmartFTP to upload

SmartFTP is an FTP client. It allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. With its many basic and advanced Features SmartFTP also offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make transferring files easier and safer.

Getting your FTP settings

You will need to have your FTP settings on hand in order to use SmartFTP to upload your website files. This is the FTP information you will need in order to use an FTP client:

Hostname ftp.yourdomain.com
Username Hosting Username
Password Hosting Password
Port 21

How to use SmartFTP

This tutorial shows you how to use SmartFTP to upload. You can use SmartFTP to upload by doing the following:

Step 1. Open SmartFTP.
Step 2. Under the File menu, choose Connection.
 
Step 3. Complete these fields in the Site Properties screen:
 
  Below is the description of the fields:
 
Protocol FTP
Host ftp.yourdomain.com
Login type Username & Password
Username Hosting Username
Password Hosting Password
Step 4. Click Ok.

In the Add to Favorites section, clicking the Auto checkbox will save the connection and automatically connect to it next time you start SmartFTP.

Uploading or Downloading files to your Website

Once you have connected to a server, you can transfer files in one of three ways:

  • Transfer Arrows. Select a file to transfer. Click the arrow that points away from the pane the file is in.
  • Drag and Drop. Click on a file and hold the left mouse button while you drag the file to where you want to transfer it. Select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting.
  • Copy and Paste. Right-click on a file and select Copy. Then, right-click where you want to transfer the file and select Paste.

The left window is your computer files. The right window is your web server. Locate the public_html directory on your web server. Click to open and move all website files here.

 

All files must go in the public_html folder. Do NOT place any other files anywhere but here. Your home page file name MUST be labelled index.htm or index.html. The server will try to find this page to display as your first page.

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