Configuring FTP to upload your files

Once you have created your Website, you will need to transfer those HTML documents and graphics files to our server. Follow the steps below...

Step 1 : Obtain FTP Client software

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the way two computers talk to each other in order to exchange files. FTP is universally accepted, so it does not matter what kind of machine you are on, as long as you have software that speaks the FTP language.

There are a large variety of software packages for all computer platforms that will help you to transfer your files. We have compiled a small list of them:

Macintosh FTP Clients
Windows FTP Clients



Step 2 : Configuring Your FTP Software

Now that you have your FTP software, you need to configure it to be able to connect to our server. Each of the software clients has its own way of setting up its preferences, but each of them will require the following information to make a connection:

    If you have your own Domain Name

      Host or Server Name

      ftp.yourdomain.com

      User Login Name

      yourusername

      Password

      yourpassword


    If you do not have your own Domain Name

      Host or Server Name

      ftp.mia.net

      User Login Name

      yourusername

      Password

      yourpassword



    You will not need to specify a directory if your software asks for it. When you connect, you will automatically land in your directory, with a view of all of your current files.

    To try to make things even easier for you, we have compiled some screen shots of various FTP client software that show the settings. Choose from the list below:

      Windows Clients
        Cute FTP
        WS-FTP
        IIFTP

      Macintosh Clients

        Fetch
        InterArchy


Step 3 : Transferring Your Files

Once you are connected to your account, you may transfer files to and from your directory, make new folders or delete files. Follow the instructions that came with your FTP software to transfer files to and from your account.

Remember to name your first page "index.html" only.

Once your pages are transferred they are automatically ready to be viewed. So just type your URL into your browser, and you will see your pages on the Net!

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