Unless you use a full featured web design application such as Adobe
Dreamweaver to maintain your web site, you'll need a FTP client to
transfer files between your computer and the web server. There really
is no reason to pay for such software since free FTP clients have the
same features as licensed software. Download the latests version from
one of the following choices if you do not already have a client
FTP Client Recommendations
FTP Software For PC: FileZilla
FTP Software For MAC: Cyberduck
- OneButton FTP
Connecting To Your Site
launching the FTP application you will usually have the choice to make
a quick connection or create a profile for your connection, which you
can later load to make a connection to the server without having to
provide your login information again. Plug in the following values.
Input ftp.yourdomainname.com or servername.nextmill.net, refer to your
setup email. You can also make a connection via the IP directly.
This is your account user name, refer to your setup email.
This is the password we provided and is case sensitive, refer to your setup email.
This setting can be left blank if your site is on a control panel server, for other servers refer to your setup email.
This is usually set already by the client. If not, you want to make sure you are connecting over port 21.
Now select the option or button to make a connection to the server.
Putting Files In The Correct Location
order for your pages to be seen by your visitors they need to upload to
your web root folder, the location of this foolder in relation to where
you arrived after making the FTP connection depends on your connection
Control Panel Site:
If you site is on
a control panel server you did not use a Remote Directory setting and
will be in your main user folder upon connecting via FTP. There you
will see a folder names after your domain name. Double click this
folder and then double click the /www folder.
Non Control Panel Site:
If your hosting plan setup documentation includes a Remote Directory
setting and you have properly configured your FTP connection you will
log in directly to the web root of your site.
Adding New Content & Updating Your Site
that you are in the web root of your site you can start transferring
files to or from your web site. Think of the FTP window as an open
folder on your file system, you can create new sub directories and drag
and drop files between your system and the FTP server window. To update
pages simply select to overwrite the old file.