|* FTP access is included with all web hosting
- For MAC Users
The following information is contained within
your account activation notice and is needed
to connect to your web site via FTP:
Each time you run Fetch, the New Connection
window will be displayed. A profile contains
the information needed to connect to your web
site. Creating a profile now will eliminate
the need for you to configure the software each
time you wish to connect to the web server via
FTP. To create a new profile, select "New Connection..."
from the File menu. Next, enter the Host (yourdomain.com),
User ID (yourdomain), and password for your
web site as illustrated below.
Don't worry about the Directory option right
now. When you have your Host, User
ID, and Password entered, click on the OK button.
The next window which will pop up will look
virtually the same as below, except
that yourdomain will be in the pop-up window.
Bookmarking the Connection
You should take the time, now that you have
established your connection, to
make it easier for you to get here next time.
Under the Customize menu, select New Shortcut.
A window will pop up called Bookmark Editor,
as below. It will already have your name, Host,
and User ID filled in. Under Type, choose File
from the pop-up menu. If you would like Fetch
to remember your password so you won't have
to type it in each time, type in your password
in the Password field. Now, under the same Customize
menu, choose Preferences, and under the General
tab, make sure the connection you just entered
is selected as the default shortcut. Next time
you open up Fetch, your shortcut will be opened
automatically and all you'll have to do is click
the OK button!
How to Transfer Files
Refer again to the sample window above. You
need to double-click on www to get to your web
directory. This is where all your files will
be downloaded, and/or you will create sub-directories.
The only system directory that you may need
to use is cgi-bin; this directory is reserved
for custom scripts. To make your home page load
automatically, name the HTML document "index.htm"
in lowercase and upload it to the www directory
of your account. To upload a file or files,
simply drag them from your hard drive onto the
Fetch window when you are in the appropriate
directory or subdirectory. Be sure to upload
HTML documents and scripts in Text mode and
images in BINARY mode. Or to make life easier,
click on the Automatic button as shown in the
sample window above, and Fetch will decide the
proper format. To transfer a file to a subdirectory,
double-click the appropriate subdirectory to
open it before transferring the desired file(s).
To insure that the Automatic selection works
properly, make sure the selections under the
Upload tab in the Preferences window looks the
same as below.
As soon as a file is uploaded to the web server,
it is available for all to see. If, after uploading
a file, you are still unable to see the updated
file via Netscape, you need to hit the Reload
button in the Netscape button bar. Remember
that you must first be connected to the Internet
through your local Internet service provider
in order to connect to the web server.
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