FTP Upload Using CuteFTP
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FTP Upload Using CuteFTP

The following instructions cover typical usage of CuteFTP. These instructions are only for individuals with a direct Internet connection, via modem or network. If you are behind a firewall or proxy server, the information below may not work. Consult your network administrator for more information.


  • domain_name.com = Use your own domain name.
  • 168.144.xxx.xxx = Use your own IP number (If your domain name is not pointing to our name servers yet)
  • username = Use your own username
  • password = Use your own password

Connecting to Your Web Site

  1. Start CuteFTP.

  2. Click on the File menu option and select Site Manager.

  3. Click on General FTP Sites and then click the New button in FTP Site Manager window.

  4. Complete the fields in the Site Settings window.

    • Label for Site - A method of identifying the connection. It will appear in the left most box of the connect window.
    • FTP Host Address - The domain_name.com * , for example: ftp.domain_name.com
    • User ID - Your administrator username.
    • Password - Your administrator password.
    • FTP Site connection port - leave as 21

  5. Click the Connect button.

Uploading Files to Your Web Site/Downloading Files from Your Web Site

  1. Connect to your website.

  2. The CuteFTP main window, which is used to transfer files to and from your Web site will display.

    • The left frame is your local files list.
    • The right frame is your Web server files list.

  3. Locate the files and/or folders that you wish to upload to your website.

  4. Select the files you wish to transfer.

  5. Click the upload button (Up arrow) in the menu bar. Depending on the speed of your connection and the sizes of the files you've selected, this can take a couple of seconds up to several minutes. Please wait until the Server Messages window tells you that it is done before performing any more commands.

There are many more options available in CuteFTP. See the software's documentation for more information about advanced options.

NOTE: The instructions above assume that software has been installed correctly on your system. When transferring files via FTP, do NOT overwrite or add any files to a folder with a "_" prefix like "_vti_scripts". These folders are used as part of the FrontPage Extensions. Modifying anything in those folders can corrupt the FrontPage Extensions.

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