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  Creating a new FTP account and connecting in XFTP:

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

To create an account in any FTP client, you need to select or create a local directory and connect to a remote directory.  The local directory is on your computer while the remote directory is on our server.  Let's start with the local directory.

The local directory is just a folder on your hard disk.  You can create the folder or use an existing one.  You just need to tell XFTP where it is.  In this example, we'll use an existing folder:  the "Desktop".

Under the Local Directory Toolbar, click Dir and select Change Directory from the menu.

 

The Change Directory window appears.

As you can see, you can either select a directory you've used recently from the list, or you can type the path to a new folder.

Directory  =  enter the path to the folder in which you'd like to store you site's files.  In this example, we entered "/root/Desktop".

Click OK.

 

Now that we've selected a local directory, we'll want to connect to the remote directory.

In the Remote Directory Toolbar, click Connect and select Connect to Remote Host from the menu.

 

The Connect to Remote Host window appears.

Key Settings: Host Name = follows this format: users.ispname.com

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

User name = your username@ispname.com which will route you to the right directory.

Click Connect.

 

The password window appears.

Type password  =  enter your dial-up password.
Important:  passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure your Caps Lock is NOT enabled.

Click OK.

 

Transferring files:

The Local Directory (a folder on your computer) appears on the left-hand side, while the Remote Directory (a folder on the server) appears on the right-hand side.  To transfer files from one directory to the other, do the following:

Upload files to server:

1.  in the Local Directory, highlight as many files as you need to upload.
2.  click the Copy button to transfer them to the Remote Directory.

Download files from server:

1.  in the Remote Directory, highlight as many files as you need to download.
2.  click the Copy button to transfer the files to the Local Directory.

 

Disconnecting:

To disconnect, click the Connect button and select Disconnect from the menu.

 

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