You can upload site content in any of the following ways: via
FTP, using Plesk File Manager or Microsoft FrontPage. We
recommend uploading via FTP, as it is the simplest way.
What is FTP
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. This is a very common
method, and often the simplest way, to move files between two
Internet sites. It doesn't matter where the two computers are
located, how they are connected, or even whether or not they use
the same operating system. For example, you can retrieve files
from a computer in an Australian university that runs on Unix
and download it on your personal computer that runs on Windows
98. FTP uses the same TCP/IP protocol that makes it possible for
different computers around the world to access websites and
e-mail that were created on different systems.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the preferred method of
uploading and downloading files to your website. It utilizes a
connection to one machine over port 21 to directly upload files
or get files for download. FTP can also be used to arrange files
and edit them on a very basic level. You have unlimited access
to your account via FTP 24 hours a day. This allows you to
create and maintain your web pages on your own computer, then
upload the files to your website at your leisure.
FTP can be used in an internet browser. The address will be
ftp://www.yourdomain.com, (replace yourdomain.com by the
domain you used to register with hostitwise.com) instead of http://. There are also
many pieces of software, both free and for a charge, that act as
FTP clients. WS_FTP by IPswitch, CuteFTP and Fetch are among the
more popular FTP clients available.
NOTE: If you are using FrontPage, you should NEVER use regular
FTP to upload your files. This will damage the extensions. Stick
with one or the other all the time.
When you are ready to publish your site, there are three pieces
of information that you will need to have on hand to publish to
your web space:
1.) Your domain name or IP Address. (You will need to use your
IP Address for the first couple of days while your domain name
becomes effective throughout the Internet.)
2.) Your account username.
3.) Your account password.
- Connect to server using your FTP account credentials
- Upload files and directories that should be accessible
via HTTP protocol to the httpdocs directory
- Close your FTP session.
- In the Plesk control panel, click the File Manager
button on the Domain Administration page.
- You can create and upload files and directories only
in the following directories: httpdocs, httpsdocs,
private and cgi-bin. You should place files and
directories that should be accessible via HTTP protocol
to the httpdocs directory, and files/directories that
should be transferred securely over SSL protocol to the
httpsdocs directory. Place your CGI scripts into the cgi-bin
- Use the Add New Directory button to create
- To create new files in the required
directory, click Add New File, in the File
creation section specify the file name, select
the Use html template checkbox, if you want file
manager to insert some basic html tags to the
new file, and click OK. A page will open
allowing you to enter the content or
html-formatted source of a new file. After you
are done, click OK.
- To upload a file from the local machine,
click Add New File, specify the path to its
location in the File source box (or use the
Browse button to locate it), and click OK.
What is Anonymous FTP?
The method of downloading public files is called anonymous FTP.
Many government and educational institutions with Internet sites
have established publicly accessible repositories of material
that can be obtained using FTP, by allowing people to log in
using the account name "anonymous", thus these sites are also
called anonymous ftp servers.
Many FTP sites are protected and restricted. Those who wish to
access it need to enter a valid username and password. Anonymous
FTP is different because you don't need to identify yourself
before accessing files. In general, you enter the word anonymous
or ftp when the host prompts you for a username; you can enter
anything for the password, such as your e-mail address or simply
the word "guest". In many cases, depending on the system and its
settings, when you access an anonymous FTP site, you won't even
be prompted for your name and password.
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