you've finished creating your new website, and you're ready
to put it online for the world to see. To get your files from
your computer to your Virtualis server, you'll need to upload
them using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). The following are complete
instructions for uploading to your server using some of the
most popular FTP programs available.
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you first log on to Cute FTP, you will find yourself in the
FTP site manager. The easiest way to connect to your
server for the first time is to use the Connection Wizard,
which will pop up when you open the program.
your ISP - This actually means your web host, not your
dialup connection. Select "other."
a label - Use something easy to remember, such as your
domain or username.
Host Address - www.YOURDOMAIN
and password - Your Virtualis username and password.
Do not check "Anonymous login."
local directory - this is the directory on your computer
where your files are kept, e.g. C:\mystuff.
options - you can choose to connect automatically when
you open the program, and/or add the site to your right
click mouse menu.
left frame shows the files on your computer; the right those
on your server. To upload, simply click on a file on the left
and drag it into the panel on the right. You can hold down
the shift key to select multiple files to upload.
Uploading to Your SSL Directory
you order SSL, you will receive an e-mail containing your
secure directories path and its URL. You will need both of
these in order to use your secure server. If for any reason
you did not receive this information, please contact support for the information.
Your secure server (SSL) directory is located on our special
the working directory:
button to do this may be different from one FTP program
to the other, but they should all be similar: In WS_FTP95,
the button is marked as ChgDir on the right hand
With CuteFTP, the SSL directory should be typed in this
you have clicked the appropriate button, it will ask
for you to put in the new directory path. Type in the
directories path provided for you by Virtualis.
to the SSL directory:
the Transferring file section of either WS_FTP95 or
a Link to Your SSL Directory
address of this space will be given to you upon your purchase
of the secure space. You will use this like any other link
in your HTML code. If for any reason you do not receive this
information, please contact support.
note that uploading with Telnet is recommended for advanced
users only. Most users will probably find FTP software more
convenient and easier to use.
are a number of different Telnet (aka NetTerm) programs out
there. The only major difference between them is their appearance
and features. The information you use for connecting is the
Phone Directory from the File drop down
Telnet Default in the Phone Directory window
on the Connect button located at the bottom of
YOURDOMAIN.EXT (Do not include www)
Ctrl + J
login, type your USERNAME
are now logged into your server account
to Upload/Publishing Directory:
cd /usr2/compayusers/USERNAME/public_html (note
the space after cd)
you are logged in to your account, you will need to know some
basic commands for moving around and making changes to the
information. Here are some simple commands to help you move
around with Telnet:
can view all the files and directories in your current directory
by typing ls. All files will have extensions (index.html,
person.jpg, fun.avi) and all directories will have no extension
(images, business, misc).
cd means "change directory."
you know the proper directory that you wish to be in,
use this command with the directories path.
Example: cd /usr2/companyusers/USERNAME/public_html/images
Assuming that it exists, this will bring you to your
images directory. It is important to remember the space
between the cd and the directory path.
you would like to just move into an adjacent directory,
type cd then the name of the directory.
move one directory down, type cd .. (yes, those
are two periods preceded by a single space).
edit files in Telnet, use vi.
you are finished with your Telnet session, it is important
to exit the program properly. When you are in a directory
and not in a file:
green light in the lower left hand corner will turn red, signifying
that the connection has been terminated. If you do not exit
the program in this way, you may leave certain processes running.
This can cause difficulties for you the next time you login.
more Telnet help, please consult our Telnet Guide.
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you have a page in Netscape's Composer, you can upload it
and all relevant pages to your server with the Publish
function. When in Netscape Composer, follow these instructions
to publish to your main site:
Publish (located in one of the top bars of Composer)
HTTP or FTP location to publish to, type ftp://www.YOURDOMAIN.EXT
USERNAME/httpd/htdocs (note the space after YOURDOMAIN.EXT)
Other Files to Include, select which files you would like
to upload along with the page. If you are not sure which
files are used for this page, select files associated
with this page
site has now been uploaded
Web Publishing Wizard (WPW)
the file or directory that you wish to publish by using
either the Browse Files or Browse Folders
this is the first time you have published to your server,
then click on the New button. If you have previously
used WPW to publish to your server, then select the server
description from the list.
you have previously published to your server using the WPW,
then please jump ahead to the final step below.
a descriptive name for your server and then click on the
the Connection Method list, select FTP
prompted for the URL or Internet Address enter it
in the following format:
usr/www/USERNAME/html (note the space after YOURDOMAIN.EXT//)
Local Directory should be set correctly.
may now be be asked for your FTP hostname and your remote
directory, both of these should be set correctly. We
recommend that you check them, however. They should
be in the format of:
on the Finish button. You will then be prompted
for you username and password, which are included in
your welcome e-mail. If you have previously published
to your server with WPW and chose to save your password
you will not be prompted to enter it again. You should
now see your files being published.
Windows® 98, click on your Start Button and selected
'Windows Update'. This will automatically open MSIE and take
you to the Microsoft Windows® Update Web Site.
Follow the online instructions ensuring that you select 'Web
Publishing Wizard' from the list of updates.
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Explorer is a file transfer protocol client for Windows®
95 and NT 4.0, that looks and acts very much like the Windows®
Explorer, offering a fun way to FTP..."
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is a freeware multi-threaded FTP client for Windows®!
In addition to its FTP capabilities, LeechFTP can do HTTP
are many other FTP programs available on the web and you may
use any of your choosing. If you'd like to see what else is
out there, here is a list of download sites for you to browse:
- Windows® freeware and shareware
- Windows® freeware and shareware
- Windows® 95, 98, NT software
- MacDirectory - Macintosh software only