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To publish web pages on the web, simply put, means to make coded
documents and their linked images, media and associated scripts,
hereinafter: file(s), available to be browsed on the World Wide Web.
This is accomplished by having the documents placed on a computer
server that is directly linked to the Internet backbone network. There
are multiple ways of having the files recorded to the server's memory.
One way, is by actually having physical access to the computer server
and recording the media to the server's memory from a computer
diskette. The more common way of accomplishing this feat, is through
the use of the File Transfer Protocol.
The File Transfer Protocol, most often referred to by its shorter
abbreviation FTP, is the most common way to transfer files from one
computer to another over the Internet. FTP as a technology, has
existed since the dawn of the Internet (c. 1960s). The primary
function of FTP is to transfer files efficiently and reliably among
hosts and users, and to allow the convenient use of remote file
storage capabilities. The objectives of FTP are to promote sharing of
files (computer programs and/or data), to encourage indirect or
implicit (via programs) use of remote computers, to shield users from
variations in file storage systems among hosts, and to transfer data
reliably and efficiently. FTP, though usable directly by a user at a
terminal, is designed mainly for use by programs.
In order for files to be transferred via the Internet, both the
sending and receiving computer must be connected to the internet,
either by a direct connection such as fiber optic cables, or be
connected remotely by ethernet, dial-up modem, digital subscriber line
or other remote connection. In order to connect to the remote
computer, the user must have sufficient permission or be in receipt of
a username and password to connect to the remote computer. In the
process of publishing your website to the World Wide Web, the remote
computer in question is typically the computer server mentioned
(My directions below will be based on the use of the popular FTP
program called WS_FTP (http://www.wsftp.com) and not by terminal
connection. If you need terminal connection directions, please
followup on this answer with a Clarification request)
Launch the FTP program as you would any other program.
You must setup the FTP parameters to connect to your server.
Initially, an FTP session profile screen will appear allowing you to
set the various parameters necessary to connect to the FTP server.
When you are uploading files to a server, you will need to set the
following parameters according to the settings in blue:
1. Host Name: ftp.yourserver.com
2. Host Type: Automatic detect
3. User ID: yourID
4. Password: yourPASSWORD
(please note that for these steps, most servers are case sensitive)
Make sure that you are connected to the internet before proceeding.
Click the "OK" button to start the FTP session.
Make sure you have successfully connected to the remote server.
If you have successfully connected to the server, the last two lines
of the message log will say:
If you see any of the following messages then you have not established
a connection to the FTP server. You will need to check the settings
for the Host Name, User ID and Password, and then try again:
Incorrect Host Name
Incorrect User ID
Now is the time to begin transferring your files.
The left hand pane displays your local files, folders and drives. You
can browse to the file(s) that you wish to upload using the upper left
hand pane. Double click on the ".." to go up one hierarchical folder
level or double click on a drive to choose that drive.
Use the lower left hand pane to select the file(s) that you wish to
The right hand pane displays the FTP Server. Once you have uploaded
your file(s), you should see your uploaded file(s) in the lower half
of the right hand pane.
Use the right arrow in the center of the window to upload the selected
file(s) in the left hand pane (your hard drive) to the FTP server.
Use the left arrow in the center of the window to download the
selected file(s) from the right hand pane (FTP server) to your hard
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