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  gFTP - FTP Clients for Linux 

Links:  Creating sites and connecting | Transferring files | Saving and disconnecting |

 

  Creating a new FTP account and connecting with gFTP:

Key Settings:

FTP Host/Address = follows this format: users.ispname.com

Initial Remote Directory = Typically, no directory, initial remote directory or path.

Login/UserID = your username@ispname.com which will route you to the right directory.

Personal Website URL = The address of your website will follow this format: http://users.ispname.com/username

gFTP has a nice, simple interface.  Most everything can be done from the main window.  Let's start with configuring gFTP to connect to your site:

Host = follows this format: users.ispname.com
   Note: Typically, no directory, initial remote directory or path.
Port  =  enter the default port of 21.
User = your username@ispname.com which will route you to the right directory.
Pass  =  enter your dial-up password.
Important:  passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure your Caps Lock is NOT enabled.
Select FTP from the available protocols.

Note the two smaller windows within gFTP's main window.  The left-hand window is your Local Directory or the folder on your computer in which you keep your backup copy and new files for your site.  The right-hand window is the Remote Directory or the folder on the server in which you keep the files.

To connect to the site, click the Connect/Disconnect button .

 

Transferring files:

Once connected, you can see not only the files in the local directory, but you can see as well the files in the remote directory.

Uploading files to the server  =  to transfer files from your computer to the server, highlight the file(s) on your computer you'd like to upload and click the Upload button .

Downloading files to your computer  =  to transfer files from the server to your computer, highlight the file(s) on the server you'd like to download and click the Download button .

 

Saving the site and disconnecting:

Once connected you can create a bookmark for the site.  Once bookmarked, your site will appear in the list of available bookmarks.  All settings will be saved.

To disconnect from the site, click the Connect/Disconnect button .

 

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