FTP instructions for Mac
FTP (File Transfer Protocol). The File Transfer Protocol
is the protocol used in communication with an FTP Server.
Similar to HTTP which is the protocol used in browsing the
World Wide Web. There are a number of Shareware programs on
the Internet available to the public that will allow a person
to access FTP servers.
Why Do I Need FTP Software?
- Sometimes referred to as an FTP client, the FTP program
is used for transferring text and graphic files to and from
your Web Site.
How do I use Fetch?
Fill in the boxes below:
Once connected, you will see a screen with your destination
address at the top.
You will need to load all of your text files, (those ending
with .html) into the htdocs folder. Graphic files (those
ending with .gif or .jpg) may also be placed in the htdocs
folder or you may create a new folder called images
and keep all your images there. Other folders can be created
for different sections of your website if desired. You will
need to decide how you want to structure your site before
you construct all your pages, because if you use different
folders you must include the exact path and file name in your
html, in order for the browser to find the correct files and
links and display the correct images. This is very important.
Double click on the htdocs folder. Now you should
see this screen.
Clicking on the button Put File... will load your
files here, into the htdocs folder. Locate the file
you wish to move and double click on it. Another screen will
Under Format: there is a pop-up menu. For .gif and
.jpg images, select Raw Data. For .html files, select
Text. Now click OK.
You will see the black dog running while your files are
moving over the network. The name of the files will appear
on the list on the left side of the screen. Remember
you must call the home page (or very first page that should
appear when your site is opened) index.html. When you
have all the elements required for your web site uploaded,
quit out of the Fetch application and open your browser to
verify your site is working properly.
Note: To retreive files from your web site and place
them back onto your computer, use the same steps required
to upload, execept select the file name from the list on the
left and then click Get File.... You will need to specify
where you would like them placed on your machine.
In your efforts, be sure to use your account
in place of the examples sited in this document.
Successful mastering of the process described in this
document may qualify you as a CedarNet Webmaster and
a candidate for CedarNet HTML Committee should you choose
your time and talents as a CedarNet Webmaster.
looking for your organization's webpage to be hosted
or linked with us.