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Connecting Website and Uploading Files

Started by sukishan, Jul 13, 2009, 07:44 PM

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Connecting to your Website
The above steps simply configure your FTP client to remember the details of your site so that you don't have to enter these details in every time you need to update your website.

You'll notice in step 5 we selected the "Don't save password" option. For security reasons, you should not let the program remember your password - you should enter this every time you connect. Otherwise, imagine what could happen to your website if your computer got stolen...

To connect to your website, either:

Open the Site Manager (File > Site Manager)
Select your website (by clicking on it)
Click Connect

Uploading your Files
Once you connect to your website, you will see your local drive on the left pane, and your remote website on the right pane. The first time you connect you will need to upload your whole website into one of the directories on the remote site.

In most cases, this is all you need to do. Your website will appear as soon as you type its URL into your browser's address bar.

Some web hosting providers may require that you perform another step before the changes go live. For example, they might require that you run a replication process via their online control panel. This would be the case if the FTP server was on a different computer to your physical website. This provides an extra layer of security to your website.
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