CuteFTP is popular File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software from GlobalSCAPE which is available on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. This tutorial covers the basics of uploading your website using CuteFTP for Windows. The following screen shots are taken with CuteFTP 9.0, but they should be very similar for users of later versions and different operating systems.
Getting your FTP settings
|Start Directory:||Leave the box blank or enter a single forward slash (/).|
How to use CuteFTP
|Label:||Type a name for your website e.g.: My Great Web Site|
Uploading or Downloading files
- Transfer Arrows. Select a file to transfer. Click the arrow that points away from the pane the file is in.
- Drag and Drop. Click on a file and hold the left mouse button while you drag the file to where you want to transfer it. Select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting.
- Copy and Paste. Right-click on a file and select Copy. Then, right-click where you want to transfer the file and select Paste.
All files must go in the public_html folder. Do NOT place any other files anywhere but here. Your home page file name MUST be labelled index.htm or index.html. The server will try to find this page to display as your first page.