Critical Steps to Online Success – Websites Built With MS FrontPage – How To FTP To Your Server

Let’s be upfront here-I don’t like working with Microsoft
Front Page-I find it clunky and restrictive.

Front Page generates some additional code that can get in
your way when you’re uploading and editing your files on
your FTP server.

Windows-compatible FrontPage CD’s will all come with Web
Publishing Wizard (WPW). However (and it’s a big “however”)
you can only use WPW to “upload” to your FTP server, you
can’t view the contents of your server directories and you
can’t move or delete any of the files with this software.
It’s probably easier if you install and use a standard FTP
software package. You can find Free ones on Google.

But be aware…FrontPage generates standard HTML files, but
there’s some additional Microsoft-specific code embedded in
the page.

If you have installed the FrontPage Extensions, don’t try
to FTP files up to the server with anything except the MS
Web Publishing Wizard (but then of course you can’t
manipulate them-or so I understand-I’ve not used the
extensions for this very reason).

If you wish to upload files via a standard FTP package,
please remember to “uninstall the extensions” before
uploading.

This is a fairly straight forward process but not totally
simple. We don’t have time to get into it here so I suggest
you go to Google and search for articles on “How to Remove
the Microsoft FrontPage Extensions”.

You can get a really good “FTP add-on” as an extension of
the browser “FireFox” from Mozilla a great browser by the
way). This package is free and comes highly recommended
although I have not used it-I just use MS Windows Explorer
(I like to keep it simple).

All that being said, I have always found “Front Page” to
be very annoying and restrictive to use, so I don’t use it
anymore. I used it years back when it came bundled with
Windows 2000 and I didn’t want to buy another program. Now
you have to buy it as an additional package-it doesn’t come
bundled with Windows XP. So why not get something more
flexible to work with.

Keep on winning
Regards

Jim

Web Based FTP Vs Client Based FTP

Traditionally, all interaction with an FTP server has been done through FTP clients such as CuteFTP, FileZilla and Transmit etc. These are all examples of client based FTP software. Basically, they let you upload and download files from your server, be it for a website or just off-site file storage. The only downside to them is that like anything else, they must be installed. Normally that isn’t a problem, but consider if you are far from home and need to access your site in an emergency, your hotel or cybercaf may not allow you to install software on their computers! This is where the first sparks of ideas for a web based solution came in, since every computer has an internet browser and can go online!

The rise of web based FTP applications has been fuelled mostly by the need for mobile apps. Consumer hunger for apps for handheld devices like the iPhone and Android continues to rise and many more developers, webmasters and bloggers etc are doing work while they are away from their main computer.

Initially the thought of connecting to your works FTP server gave some rise to concerns over security, so naturally higher tier members of staff like senior developers and management were apprehensive about using a web based FTP program to work with potentially confidential and valuable data. This was quickly picked up by the online web FTP developers who started to integrate secure connection options into their web clients. This helped sooth fears over security leaks and soon many companies began to operate from out of office locations with regards to electronic data. Naturally the benefits of this are numerous. It may be that management wants to give a presentation, and instead of taking it on a USB drive or other form of media, they can simply send it over to their company’s server, all ready to go. This method is much more reliable than having to have to remember to take your work on CD or external HD, and is often just as secure!

The fact remains however, that you are still sending your data through a third party. How do you know that the web based FTP client you are using isn’t sending a copy of all your data to an undisclosed location, or that the login information you typed to gain access to your FTP server was emailed to the admin of that site? The simple answer is that you don’t! That is why it’s crucial to read reviews about various web based FTP sites to find the most trusted ones so you don’t get any nasty surprises.

Before Starting an Internet Business Make Sure You Know What Kind of Software You Will Need

When you start thinking about opening an internet based business a few things to think About are. What kind of software am I going to need? There is a lot to say about software the programs and fetchers you will need to create a website or write, read and edit content for your site.

There are many types of web design software on the market. Some can cost you a lot of money some are free. Just because the tool cost a lot does not mean it is the best tool for the job. It will probably do what you want and more, but do you have the time to read and learn how to use it properly and are you going to need all that it does? Some of the free site editors that are not as costly or even free have less fetchers, so you do not have to learn as much and in most cases will do the job that you have it for just fine.

Text editors and word processors are key if you are using a program that uses a PDF format you need a program on your computer that will read a PDF file. If you want to write something like an eBook and market it. The most common form is in PDF format so you will need a program that will write PDF files. They Range in price and some are free. Most computers come with a note pad program and are a great tool but in most cases will not do the whole job that you need for writing, reading and editing content for your website.

Graphic software also range in price from expensive to free. Graphic design tools are great for making headers, banners and even eBook covers. Designing you own graphics can be a lot of fun. Resizing and shaping pictures to fit in just the right spot on you website. They can be a great way to accent the content on your page. Designing your own header and banner for your website can give it a personal touch, but be sure to learn how to use the graphic design tool that you choose so you can create quality graphics for your site.

Audio and video editing software are another way to enhance and bring a personal touch your website. There are many to chose from. Audio and video software can be used in a number of ways, from advertising to instructional formats. When adding these to your website be sure you know how to use them properly so as not to turn off your visitors and cause them to leave because the sound was not right or the video would not load.

Ftp software or file transfer protocol. If you are going to have an internet business you will need away to get the pages from your computer to the server were they are displayed on the internet. This is called ftp.Most ftp programs are not hard to use, but require that you check and make sure the files have all been uploaded to your server completely and properly.

Remember when choosing your home based business software to check and make sure that the program and system you have on your computer are compatible. This list is just something to think about before starting a home based business. Some computers may already have some of the software on it.