FTP - Fetch (For MAC Users)
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 (username), 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.
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
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 your browser, you need to hit the Reload button. Remember that you must first be connected to the Internet through your local
Internet service provider in order to connect to the web server.