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Using Filezilla to Transfer your Files
Filezilla is an 'opensource' or free FTP client and can be downloaded for free from http://filezilla-project.org/. Filezilla is available for multiple platforms.
Once you have the program downloaded and installed; open it up. The first thing we need to do is set the program to connect to your web host. You will need the following information:
When you open the program for the first time you need to enter in all of your connection information to connect to the website. This can be done in one of two ways. If you have many FTP sites, you will want to keep them organized by using the 'Site Manager'. If you're only managing one site, use the 'Quickconnect'.
Once you have created your connection you can connect to it by going to File -> Site Manager. Under 'My FTP Sites' select your website and click 'Connect' down at the bottom this will then connect you to your website.OR
Look to the icon bar in the upper left of your application. Click on the arrow within the 'Site Manager' icon. A list of your sites will drop down and you can choose the one you want to connect to.
You can also create a quick connection:
You can quickly and easily connect to your website - click on the arrow next to 'Quickconnect' for your list of quick connect sites.
After connecting; on the right hand side under 'Remote Site' you should see either one or two folders. If you have a Free Bravenet Hosting account you should see a folder called: yoursubdomain.bravehost.com. Double click the folder, now you are in the root directory of your website. This is where you will save your files.
If you have a Paid Bravenet Hosting account you will see two folders: one named 'logs' and one named 'web'. Double click the one named 'Web'. In this folder you will see another folder with your domain name, double click this folder and you will be in your root directory. This is where you will save your web documents.
Now you can begin uploading your web files.
On the left side you will see a pane that says 'Local Site'. There you can browse through all the files currently on your computer.
To upload a file to your site:
This will upload the file(s) to your website.
If you need to create a folder in your website, do so by right clicking anywhere in your 'Remote Site' pane and selecting 'Create Directory'. Enter a name for your folder and click 'OK'.
TIP: You can upload more then one file at a time! To upload more than one file at a time SHIFT+CLICK all the files (as long as they are grouped together). If the files are not grouped together CTRL+CLICK all the files you wish to upload. Once you have all of the files selected, right click and select upload. You can also upload a folder and all of its contents by selecting the folder.
REMEMBER - Local Site is your computer and Remote Site is your website!
Downloading files is the exact opposite of uploading. Select your files in your 'Remote Site' pane and Right Click and select Download. You can copy entire folders, create new folders (Directory), and do everything just the same as when uploading.
You can rename any file or folder by Right Clicking the file and selecting Rename.
You can delete any file or folder in one of two ways. Right Click and select Delete. Or click to highlight the file and hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard. It will ask you; 'Really Delete "FileName"' make sure you have selected to delete the correct file, and if you are SURE you wanted it deleted select 'OK'. Once you delete something it is GONE and can only be uploaded/downloaded again if you have a backup copy.Return to 'Getting Started' Proceed to : 'Bravenet FTP Applet'