Using an FTP
client to upload content to your Virtual Private Servers is a very
simple process. The following guidelines provide a general overview
of transferring files to and from your Virtual Private Servers via
In order to transfer files via FTP, you must
have an FTP client installed on your PC. Here are a few of our
favorite FTP clients, along with specific instructions detailing
their configuration and use:
NOTE: Don't like any of these
FTP clients? You will find many free and useful clients on the
Internet. Try searching for "FTP client" in your favorite
search engine. you will likely be overwhelmed by the amount of FTP
Start your FTP client and connect
to your Virtual Private Servers using your login ID and password that
you received in Your
Virtual Server Configuration E-Mail when your
Virtual Private Servers was first configured. Do not use "anonymous"
as the login ID, as you will not have access to the directories
and files you need.
After you log in, you will be placed
in your Virtual Private Servers home directory (/usr/home/LOGIN_ID).
This is the same directory you find yourself in when you connect
to your Virtual Private Servers via Telnet
Your FTP client should allow you to select
the file transfer mode, either ASCII or BINARY. Use ASCII mode to transfer
text files and BINARY mode to transfer binary files. Most FTP clients have
an "Automatic" transfer mode option that can be set. When this
option is selected the FTP client will automatically determine which file
transfer mode to use when you upload or download files.
NOTE: Be sure you transfer all
your HTML files, as well as any text files, such as CGI script
source code, in ASCII format! All image files (.gif, .jpg,
etc.) must be transferred in BINARY format.
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