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File Transfer Protocol

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FTP Setup Guide

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is needed to transfer files/folders from your local computer to a remote server.

For example, if you want to publish a Web site, an FTP program is needed to transfer all Web content you create to the Web host server.

FTP programs are also used to upload and manage files in hosting account directories.

 

Content Publishing Options

Network Solutions® offers a variety of options when it comes to transferring Web content:

  • ImageCafé® Web Site Builder Tool
  • FTP File Publisher
  • File Manager
  • Ability to use other FTP programs


ImageCafé Web Site Builder Tool

If you use Network Solutions ImageCafé Web Site Builder Tool to create a Web site, you do not have to use an FTP program to transfer these files. After building your site, click Publish and the site will go live.

To make changes to the site, update current pages from ImageCafé and click Publish when finished.

 

 Network Solutions FTP File Publisher

Please Note: You do not need your FTP Account Username or password to access FTP File Publisher.

Network Solutions FTP File Publisher is an easy-to-use FTP program that comes with your Web hosting account. 

When using FTP File Publisher®, you will be able to upload and download files/folders to and from your local computer or remote server. You can also create new files/folders, rename or delete files/folders, and reset file permissions (to default settings only). 

To learn more about Network Solutions File Publisher, go to the FTP File Publisher Setup Guide or watch our FTP File Publisher video demonstrations.

 

Network Solutions File Manager

Please Note: You do not need your FTP Account Username or password to access FTP File Publisher.

Network Solutions File Manager® is a web-based program that allows you to completely manage your Web site without the need for FTP. File Manager provides you with numerous management options not found in most FTP programs.

This feature is also available with your Web Hosting account.

With File Manager, you will be able to manage existing files/folders, create new files/folders, edit file content, and reset individual file permissions (Unix platform only, cannot change permissions if using Windows). File Manager also allows you to upload large files.

To learn more about Network Solutions File Manager, go to the File Manager Setup Guide or watch our File Manager video demonstrations.

 

FTP Programs

FTP Programs such as Cute FTP or SmartFTP can also be used to upload files/folders to your Web site.

You will need to access the FTP Account Manager page to find your Username and change your password as this information is needed to install the FTP program.

If you want to use Web site creation software like DreamWeaver® or Microsoft® Web Expression, you will need to use an FTP program to transfer Web pages and other files.

It not recommended that you use FTP File Publisher or File Manager to upload files created using these software programs.

 

Additional Information

If you need more information about certain FTP programs and how to install them, please visit our FTP Applications video demonstrations.