FTP & Uploading - FAQ

 

1. How do I upload my site to your servers?

2. How do I configure my FTP client?

3. Where do I put my files once I have connected with FTP?

4. How do I publish my site using FrontPage?

5. How do I allow people download files from my site?

6. Can I change file permissions if I only have FTP access?

 

 

 

 


 

1. How do I upload my site to your servers?

To upload your files with FTP, you will require FTP software. We suggest WS_FTP or CuteFTP for Windows users or Fetch FTP for Mac users. You can download your own FTP client at the following site: http://idirect.tucows.com/ftp95.html


 

2. How do I configure my FTP client?

Here is the information you will require to configure your FTP client. Remember to insert your actual domain name when you see "yourdomain."

 

Host Name / Address: yourdomain.com
User Name: yourdomain.com
Password: yourpassword


 

3. Where do I put my files once I have connected with FTP?

Once connected, you will see the following directories:
/cgi-bin
/logs
/private
/public

 

Open the public directory, and upload all of your files to this folder. Your home page must be called one of the following: index.htm, index.html, index.shtml, index.phtml, index.php or index.php3. This is what a browser will look for when someone visits your domain.

 

Any files (other than CGI scripts) that will be viewed by the public must be placed in your "public" directory or a subdirectory under "public." If you place files in a directory other than "public," only you will be able to access them. CGI scripts must be placed in your "cgi-bin" directory.


 

4. How do I publish my site using FrontPage?

If you are using Microsoft FrontPage to design and publish your website, it is essential that you follow these instructions:

 

Use your browser and go to http://www.acsolhosting.com. Click on "CLIENT LOGIN."

 

Username: yourdomain.com
Password: yourpassword

 

Once inside, click on FRONTPAGE on the left hand navigation menu. Click the "INSTALL" button. You will be prompted for a password. This will be your FrontPage password, and you will need it when you use FrontPage. For the sake of simplicity, it may be best to use your ACS Domain Management Control Panel password. Enter and confirm your password, then click the "SUBMIT" button. FrontPage Server Extensions are now installed on your domain.

 

Publishing your FrontPage Website to the server:
When you finish editing and saving your website, go to FILE and PUBLISH You should publish to http://www.yourdomain.com/. You will be asked for a username and FrontPage password.


 

5. How do I allow people download files from my site?

Insert a link to the file in your HTML. For example, to allow people to download a file called file.mpg, insert this HTML on your page:

 

<a href="file.mpg">click here to download video!</a>


6. Can I change file permissions if I only have FTP access?

Yes. ftp access also allows you to run a variety of commands. These include the chmod &chown commands.