Classic FTP is a program/software that is designed to transfer your web-pages files from the computer (local server) to your hosting server using FTP Programs to Upload/Publish web-pages/files is the easiest and fastest way of uploading/publishing your already prepared web-pages/files.
So in this brief tutorial, we are going to learn how to use Classic FTP to Upload and Publish web-pages to our remote server/folder “public_html”.
Make sure that your web-pages are ready to be published if not what ever you upload is what you will see when your users visits your site.
Download Classic FTP from there website “http://www.nchsoftware.com/classic”
Now Run/Open the application, don’t worry, the images/snapshots all will make you understand better.
Now that it is open, Click on “File | Run Setup Wizard
Fill in the details needed: Note that this details will be provided by your Web-Host, So go to Web hosting service control panel and get the FTP login details.
Fill in any name you wish into the site label box…note that this name is not visible to your website visitors, it is just for you to log into your remote server, click “Add Site” after providing the required details.
Log into your newly created remote server account.
Make sure that you are online while doing this……. because at this stage it is mandatory to be connected online.
Logging in in progress…………………..
At the right hand side is the folder of your remote server “public_html”(where all the files you want to appear on the Internet are transferred to.
The left hand side which is your local folder, just select the files to be uploaded and click on the green forward arrow at the middle…
Now that you have uploaded your files/web-pages, you can logout/Disconnect site.
Wow!!…. You can now go online to check your website and how it looks….
Note: if you didn’t see your website after tying in your address…this may be due to not pointing your domain to your web-hosting service nameserver…or can still be that you didn’t transfer your supposed visible files to the directory “Public_html” and also make sure that your domain name is active.
Hope this helps?