Access your web hosting providers ftp servers so you can add and remove files as you like. This process is not difficult but you do want to use caution because of the potential to move files around and delete them.
Why would I want to FTP to my site?
I have used FTP programs for years now. There was a time when you needed to have an FTP program to access remote web server but with C-Panel and other server management products the game has changed.
Whats hasn’t changed is that things still go wrong and always when your either on vacation or relaxing with your family. Knowing how to ftp your site can save you from having a heart-attack if you ever need to make a page update.
You may not need to right now but I assure you at some point you will need to transfer something to your site using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). There are other methods for transferring files like WebDAV but I will only cover using FTP for now. (If someone would like me to cover WebDAV leave a comment and I will post an article for it.)
What you will need to connect to an FTP server
- CoreFTP – http://www.coreftp.com/download/coreftplite.exe
- Hostname or IP address for your FTP server (ftp://yourdomain.com)
- FTP login and password
- If your accessing a secured FTP then you will need to add those settings into the red boxed area.
That’s it! I’m connected to my remote server for iLERTECH. On the left will show your remote files and the right pane has your local files. You can send a file one at a time or send the whole folder.