Download WS_FTP here
Each time you run WS_FTP the Session Profile 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 profile, click the "New" button and enter a generic profile name at the top of the Session Profile window, such as "My Web site." Next,
enter your Host Name/Address (yourdomain.com), User ID, and Password for your web site.
Next you need to click "OK" to continue. This will connect you to the web server, where you will connect
directly to the root ("home") directory of your account. WS_FTP will display a split screen where files on the left-hand side are within your own computer. You
will see several folders on the right-hand side such as www, domain-logs, domain-secure which are landmarks suggesting a successful connection to your web site.
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.html" in lowercase and upload it to the www directory of your account. To upload a file or files, simply
highlight the file(s) on the left and click the right arrow button (->) in the center of the window. Be sure to upload HTML documents and scripts in ASCII mode
and images in Binary mode. To transfer a file to a subdirectory, double-click the appropriate subdirectory to open it before transferring the desired file(s). To create
a new directory, click on the MkDir button when you are inside the www directory or subdirectory.
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, try hitting the "Refresh" or "Reload" button. If that fails, you need to clear both disk and
browser cache. This function can be found by selecting Options>Network Preferences in Netscape. Remember that you must first be connected to the Internet through your
local Internet service provider in order to connect to the web server.