You need a Windows based FTP application loaded
on your system.
(FTP applications like, Cute FTP, Terrapin FTP, etc., are some of
the popular FTP client applications available.)
In our illustration, Cute FTP application is used to explain the
steps of FTP process. Any application will have the similar
parameters as explained.
You can download Cute FTP application from
Following are the steps illustrated for Cute FTP:
Open Cute FTP
application on your system
FTP Site Manager
window will displayed, allowing you to configure your website
for transferring files, as screen displayed below :
You will see, Add
Host window displayed to give the details of the website to be
For example, if
www.twincitiesbbs.com is the website to be configured,
following are the details to be noted for configuring a
website for FTP :
- This could be your website name (Eg: Twincities BBS)
For every site an FTP account is created and the host
address will be similar to
and Password - Every FTP account will be given an
User Name and Password.
options on the Add Host window can be left with
mentioned details in the Add Host window as show in the below
Your website has
been configured and the host site is listed for FTP.
To transfer files
from the local system to the any particular directory on the
host web server, Click on the Connect button on the FTP Site
Manager as displayed in the following screen.
authentication of User Name and password, you will be
connected to the web server for transferring files in to
Following is the
screen, that displays the directory and file system on your
local system on the left hand side and the file and directory
system on your web server on the right hand side.
You can observe
the status of transferred files on the same screen.
You can upload
files in any one of the following ways :
upload button on Cute FTP toolbar or
files to the web server directory from the local system
option by right clicking the file to be transferred
Many options on
this application can be explored for creating sub-directories,
downloading, changing directories etc.,