We recommend WS_FTP for your web site uploading needs.
There 3 versions
available from ipSwitch Web site,
- a free Limited Edition
(Please read the License agreement on their web site).
Click here to get this software for free.
- The Software will cease to function 30 days after
here to get this software for free.
- Full Version Cost $39.95
here to order this software.
How to use WS_FTP Pro to
publish web pages
When you completed downloading
the software. Located it double click on the file name and
follow the instructions to install the software on your
We will use WS_FTP Pro
as an example to show you step by step how to publish
your web pages. The other version should be very similar to
You need some information
from your hosting company before you can successfully upload
your web site to your server. Hosting company usually send you
an email when you open your account with them.
You will need at least: Your Host
Name, User ID and Password.
If you don't have the above
information, you need to contact your hosting company for
1. Open the program
(click Start - Programs - WS_FTP Pro - WS_FTP
2. At the opening screen,
click New to create a new connection profile.
3. Enter a descriptive Profile
Name (such as eBook Web site).
4. Enter the Host
Name (YourDomainHostName.com), your User
ID, and your Password.
Leave Host Type as it is (Automatic Detect).
If you want to save your
password for future connections, check next to Save Pwd.
5. Click OK button. You
will connect to your web server. Files and folders on your
computer are listed on the left
side of the main window. Files and folders on your
space in the web server are listed on the right side.
6. By default, WS_FTP looks
in the folder C:\Program Files\WS_FTP\ on your computer for
files to transfer. If this isn't the right folder (it
probably isn't), you can change it. Double-click the green
arrow at the top of list on the left to
"move up" the hierarchical structure on your
computer, then double-click on folders to move down.
7. Once you have the folder
that you want, click Options on the row of buttons at
the bottom of the screen, click the Session tab,
and then click the button that reads Save Current
Directories as Connection Directories. (Directories and
folders are the same thing.) This will save your preferences
so you don't have to do this again.
8. In the right side
of the window (on the remote server), Using the same method in
6 to find the directory/sub-directory where you want to
transfer your web pages to.
9. Click the files and folders
you want to transfer on the left (your desktop
computer). To all select all files and folders, hold
down the SHIFT key and click the first and last
items in the list. To select a several individual files
or folders, hold down the CTRL key as you click.
10. To transfer your files to
the web server, click the arrow pointing right.
This sends a copy of the selected files to the web server and
makes your pages available to the public via the Internet.
11. To transfer files to your
desktop computer from the web server, follow steps 9
and 10 but substitute right for left and left
11. If you need to delete a
file on the web server or your desktop computer, click
the file and click the Delete button. To
rename a file, click Rename. For more ways to
use and customize WS_FTP, click the Help
After you transfer your files, make sure to check that
they are available by opening your web browser and going to
your Internet address (URL).
Then congratulate yourself --
We hope the
detailed instructions we have provided above are helpful.