PC Users (CuteFTP)
When we emailed your account information, it contained
the following information which is needed for FTP access
to your account:
1: Downloading CuteFTP
a) To download
this program, please go to: http://cuteftp.com/download/index.shtml
b) Select the
second option, "CuteFTP x.x for Win95/98/NT
4/2000 32 bit (English)". Should you need
another version in a different language, feel free
to select whichever one applies to you.
c) Scroll to
the bottom of the page, enter your email address where
specified and then select the Download Now
d) You will come
to a new page. Look to the right side of the page
for the "Download Now" link and click
e) On the next
page, wait a few seconds and then you will be prompted
to save the file to your hard drive. Click OK and
then either navigate to a folder of your choice or
accept the default location. Either way, be sure you
know exactly where the downloaded file will be saved
so that you can easily retrieve it.
2: Installing CuteFTP
a) When the download
is complete, locate the file on your hard drive and
double click on it to begin installation.
b) Select Next
to the first box.
I Agree to the disclaimer.
d) Click Next
to proceed with the installation.
e) When asked
to make Cute FTP your default HTML editor...click
g) Double Click
on the new, little yellow CuteFTP icon
on your desktop.
Step 3: Configuring CuteFTP
will see a dialog that prompts you about registering
the program. Simply select Close
(or register if you choose). Then, when the program
opens you'll get a "Tips" dialog box. Simply
Close that as well.
b) You should
now be looking at the Site Manager
screen. Click on General FTP sites
at the very top of the list and then select the New
button located in the lower left corner of the dialog
c) On the left
side of the Site Manager you'll notice a field called
Label For Site. This is simply the
name you want associated with your FTP account. To
keep things consistent, please use your domain name
in this field.
d) In the FTP
host address field put your server hostname,
please refer to the account information email we sent
you after signup.
e) In the FTP
site username field put your account username.
For the FTP site password put your
account password. (both of this information can be
found in the login email we sent you after signup. )
f) You are now
ready to connect to your server. Please select Connect
and it will begin the login process. Please note,
depending on the speed of your internet connection
and network traffic at the time, this process can
take between 10 seconds and two minutes. Once you
are logged-in you see a Login Messages
dialog box. Simply click OK to close
4: Using CuteFTP
a) Now you will
see a two-pane window. Your hard drive is on the left
and your server's contents are on the right.
b) First, let's
get to where you need to be on the server. In the
right window, you should see a list of directories
and files. This is where you need to put all your
website files. You will also see an index.html
file. This is the default Welcome Page we have placed
into your account. You would want to be sure that
your website's mainpage
is also called index.html so that
you can copy it over the existing Welcome Page.
c) You are now ready to move files from your hard
drive onto your new web space. From the left panel,
simply find the directory on your hard drive that
contains your web page files. Moving them to your
server is as simple as left clicking on your files
in the left panel and dragging them over to the right
panel. Also, be sure to use lowercase filenames
and don't forget to replace or remove the
current index.html file with your own homepage.
If you don't do this, you may still see the default
Welcome Page even after you have uploaded your website.
d) When you are
finished, select File and then Disconnect
and you're done.