AnclaNET
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)



Can I use FTP before my domain has propagated?
Do you support anonymous FTP?
How do I connect and upload via FTP with Dreamweaver?
I just uploaded something and I can't see it! What's going on?
What are all these directories I see in my account?
What are my default FTP account settings?
What is Ftp?
What software do I need to use FTP?
What username do I use for FTP?





Can I use FTP before my domain has propagated?
Yes you can. To do this you must use your IP from your setup email as the FTP address. Login with your username and password.

Once the domain has propagated you can use ftp.yourdomain.com.



Do you support anonymous FTP?
No, for security purpose we do not support anonymous FTP.



How do I connect and upload via FTP with Dreamweaver?
Step 1:
Open DreamWeaver. Click on Site and choose Manage Sites.
Step 2:
Click the New button and choose Site.
Step 3:
Under the Advanced Tab, fill in the Site name and HTTP Address (your domain name). Click the Remote Info category.
Step 4:
Set Access Type to FTP. The host is your domain name (example: mysite.com) or the IP address of the server. Type public_html as the host directory. Also, type in your username and password and click OK at the bottom. The username will be the 8 character username you received in your sign up confirmation email.
Step 5:
Click Done in the Manage Sites Window.
Step 6:
Now open your website and click Site and choose Put.
Step 7:
Dreamweaver will upload your files to the server.



I just uploaded something and I can't see it! What's going on?
Once in a while, when you've just uploaded a file via FTP, it won't show up on the list of files in your FTP client. Try refreshing.

In CuteFTP: Either press F5 or right click anywhere in the window you'd like to refresh and choose 'refresh' from the menu.

In WS_FTP: Select 'refresh' from the group of buttons on the right hand side of the screen.



What are all these directories I see in my account?
/home/username/public_html is where you place your web files. Anything you place in this folder will be viewable on the web.

/home/username/www is the same as public_html. Yes, it's a bit confusing, but the www is what is known as a symlink, which is a link that leads to a real directory or file. In this case, the www symlink leads to the public_html directory.

/home/username/tmp contains all your stat files for webalizer, analog, and awstats.

/home/username/mail and /home/username/etc contain mail and it's various configuration files.

/home/username/public_ftp is used if anonymous ftp is enabled

_vti_bin, _vti_conf, _private, etc are all part of Front Page extensions. If you don't see these, don't worry, it just means FP extensions haven't been installed for this account. If you wish to install them, you may do so from your cpanel. (see the section on Front Page Questions to learn how).



What are my default FTP account settings?
Your account comes with default FTP settings already in place. To utilize the default settings, you would enter the following information into your client-side FTP program:

FTP Address: ftp.yourdomain.tld (Note: Please replace 'yourdomain.tld' with that of your actual domain name.
Username/Login: Your CPanel username
Password: Your CPanel password.



What is Ftp?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is the standard manner by which files are transferred from one computer to another. FTP is the recommended way to upload files to our servers.

FTP also allows you an easy way to change things such as permissions on your files and to create new directories on your site.



What software do I need to use FTP?
In order to use FTP, you'll need an FTP client. The two most popular clients are CuteFTP and WS_FTP.

A free FTP software called as FileZilla can be downloaded here.



What username do I use for FTP?
For the main account, or any resold accounts you create, the username of the account can be used for FTP access. FTP sub-users that you can create in Cpanel would use 'username@domain.com'.