This basic tutorial uses CuteFTP version 5.0 XP - but
the principal is the same for all versions of CuteFTP.
After downloading and
installing cuteFTP follow these steps for setting up
After starting the program you should see a window
similar to the one below - click on new to set up the
FTP details for your site.
It's just a matter of filling in the blanks:
For this example i'm going to use the following dummy
|FTP User Name:
|FTP Site Password:
So fill in the blanks - the important things to realise
here are that user name and password are case sensitive
so just be careful with that.
The LABEL is just what you want to call your site -
you can type anything in here but usually the Domain
Name is a good starter.
FTP host address is just "ftp." followed
by your domain name. You can also use your IP address
instead which might look something like 184.108.40.206
Now all you'd do is click Connect.
You should see two panes open - this screenshot just
shows the right screen as this is the important screen.
Click the folder "public_html" - this will
be where you upload the majority of your files.
You now need to upload your first page to this directory
folder - it's vital that you have a page called one
of the following - "index.html", "index.htm",
"default.html" or "default.htm"
- this will be the page which open up in the browser
window when they type http://www.sitename.com
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