This page gives an overview of how to use the WS_FTP program to upload web pages from a Windows based computer. WS_FTP is the only Windows FTP client supported by Academic Computing, though others will work. The unsupported software includes the "Publish" or "Upload" feature of web page creation software such as Dreamweaver and FrontPage.
After installing WS_FTP, run WS_FTP LE. This should be located in your Start menu.
Click the 'New' button. For profile name, enter "MY Web" or a similar name to identify what profile this is. For Host Name, enter your mail server host name. if you are not sure what your host name is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter your username (same as e-mail username) in the User ID box, and your password in the password box.
Click the Startup tab. In the Initial Remote Site Folder box, enter the FTP path given to you when your account was created. For most customers, this should be public_html. Once you have filled out the necessary information, click the Apply button to save this profile, then the OK button to connect.
You should now be logged in. The file listing on the right shows files located on the web server. If this is the first time you are logging in, there will be no files listed here.
The file listing on the left shows your computer's files. If necessary, You can scroll to the bottom to choose a drive, then navigate through the folders to find the pages you want to upload.
Choose the files you want to upload by clicking them with the mouse. You may select multiple files at once by holding the Ctrl key on the keyboard when clicking the mouse button. If you have both text and pictures to upload, select all of one type or the other. For HTML, CSS, and other plaintext files, choose the ASCII mode option. For other files (pictures, animations, word processor documents, etc.) choose Binary mode. When you have selected the files and transfer mode, click the "-->" button to transfer the files to the server. When you have completed transferring files, click the Exit button to disconnect and close WS_FTP.