How To Connect With WS_FTP?

By | April 27, 2011

It really doesn’t matter, which FTP software you choose for your specific needs, they all work pretty similar to one another. Here we are going to see how to create new site with WS_FTP.

First open the WS_FTP Program >>  Click on File option >> Select New Site >> Enter you website details, as you received it in the welcome email. Remember do not include http:// in front of your website. Once you finish above task you will see that your website is listed on the right hand side.

Next step is entering user name and password >> Double click on your site and you will see the new window where you want to enter user id and password. This is very important part, because most of the new webmaster feel difficulty.

To create main account >> Enter user_name, as a admin, just make sure enter it without @ part. If you enter with @, then won’t work.

When you are going to create sub-account to include a new WS_FTP account for particular folder enter user_name as with @. If you enter it without @, then sub-account won’t work.

Next part is as usual, enter your password in the password field and check the save password and passive mode boxes, then click on save button. To see the next step click on advanced properties.

To set the advanced properties click on the start-up option and enter remote site folder as a /public_html/, then click on the OK button. After this click connect.

Once you connect to your site you will see the files and folders on the left hand side, which are on your machine. The files and folders on the right hand side are those files and folder, which are on your website.

You can use – > and < – buttons in the middle to transfer files and folders to your machine to site or site to machine by clicking on the files and folders in the window.

Note : If you are using Ensim control panel, then place your all the files in html and if you are using cPanel control panel, then place them in public_html. You can create more folders from there, but they should be in the html or public_html folders. And cgi programs need to be uploaded in the cgi-bin folder. You can also create sub-folders there. While uploading cgi programs with the file extension .pl, .pm, .cgi make sure you are uploaded them in the ASCII format not Auto. Actually, most of the files can uploaded in ASCII expecting for binary files such as zip files, images, and programs.