FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Questions
How do I
transfer files to my website?
Any FTP client (including CuteFTP, WS-FTP, etc.) can access our Web servers. You can also
use Microsoft FrontPage to transfer your files. Your username for FTP is the
support anonymous ftp?
should I upload in ASCII or Binary Mode ?
ASCII files are text-only and can be edited with any text editor. Binary files are in
binary format and can only be viewed by specific programs that know how to interpret their
formats. If you want to check for a specific file extension, try the lists below. Common
Extensions (ASCII): htm, html, pl, cgi, shtml, cnf, css, forward, htaccess, map, pwd, txt,
grp, ctl Common Extensions (Binary): jpg, gif, class, mid, ra, avi, ocx, wav, au,exe
uploaded my files but my site is not coming up in my browser. Why?
When you use FTP to access your account on our servers, you should upload all your files
except cgi files to /var/www/html folder or the mainwebsite_html folder. Make sure your
main page (the first page you want people to see when they visit yoursite.com) is titled
"index.html" or "index.htm" The title of this file should be in all
lowercase letters. It cannot be named "INDEX.HTML" or "Index.html"
FTP activity count towards my total bandwidth?
Yes it does.
"CHMOD" and what do all those numbers mean?
Basically CHMOD refers to setting the access privledges for a file. 777: all can
read/write/exec 755: owner can do all, group/others can read/exec 644: owner can
read/write, group/others can read only For Directories: 777: all can read, write, search
755: owner can do all, others and group can only search Typical settings: cgi scripts: 755
data files: 666 configuration files: 644 (files not updated by scripts) directories: 777
(with proper permissions on files in directory)
uploaded my file but the file size is zero no matter what. What's going on?
This is probably an indication that you are over your storage quota.