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Setting Up SmartFTP 1.1
  1. When you start SmartFTP for the first time, normally the settings page will appear (if this is the case, proceed to Step 2). If the Settings page is not shown, you can get there by clicking on the Tools Menu and selecting Settings... or by pressing CTRL + O (not zero).

  2. In the Settings window, click on Connections, which is the second category on the left. In the Data Connection box on the bottom right, make sure that the Mode is set to Active Mode (PORT). It is best not to use Passive Mode with Active Web Hosting's FTP servers, especially if you happen to be having problems uploading in that mode. Active Mode should always work. Click the OK button when done.

  3. Go to the Favorites Menu and click on Edit Favorites... or use the CTRL + E shortcut key combination.

  4. In the Favorites window, go to the Favorite Menu, select New and then click on Favorite. A faster way would be to simply use the Insert key.

  5. A new favorite will be added and will be highlighted. Simply type in a description for this connection such as "My Web Page" for example.

  6. Right Click on your new connection name and select Properties...

  7. In the Settings Window, click on the General category on the left. Leave the Protocol at the default Normal FTP. For the Host, type in ftp.yourdomain.com where yourdomain.com is your actual domain name. Next, fill in your username, which again is your actual domain name. Lastly, fill in your password. Do not click the OK Button just yet. We have one last step to go.

  8. Under the General category on the left, click on Local. On the right, click on the folder icon and browse to the folder on your hard drive where you keep your web site files. This way, whenever you connect to your web space, you will be automatically shown your files on your hard drive as well.

Transferring Files In SmartFTP:

  1. From the Favorites Menu, click on your new connection name. This will connect you to your web space on Active Web Hosting's server.

  2. You will now need to see your local hard drive folder to transfer files. From the FTP Menu, click on Local Browser. Or you can simply use the CTRL + L shortcut key.

  3. Select the files and folders you wish to transfer. Hold down the CTRL key and click to select more than one file. Simply drag and drop the files into your web space server window as shown below. The web space window will show ftp.yourdomain.com where yourdomain.com represents your domain name.

  4. When you are done, it's always best to disconnect from the server before exiting the FTP program. From the FTP Menu, select Disconnect.

Using Other FTP Commands:

Changing Folders: If you wish to transfer files to another folder in your web space, double-click on the folder in the web space window.

Deleting Files: To delete a file, right click on the file and select Delete... or press the Delete key.

Renaming Files: To rename a file, right click on the file and select Rename or press the F2 key.

Creating A New Folder: Right Click in the web space window and select New... and then click on Folder, or press the Insert key on your keyboard. Type in a new name for the folder.

To Change File Permissions or use CHMOD: If you are installing a file that requires certain permissions to be set, right click on the file to change and select Properties/CHMOD or press the F7 key.

 


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