Using the FTP Client to Update a Website

Having a website for your online business today is definitely an advantage because it can be seamless and international. Updating your website with new content is a very important factor to keep your website up to date so that your circle of readers or customers receives new ideas and information all the time. This task can sometimes be a little challenging. To ease this process, webmasters can utilize the function called FTP client. FTP client is a tool that allows you to upload files to you server or website. Instead of uploading a file one by one in the control panel, the FTP client can help you automate this process. This saves you the time and frustration.

Webmasters can easily obtain FTP client software because there are many free sources in the internet. One that I would recommend is called Filezilla. It will display a user interface that allows users to see four sections that clearly shows the files listed in your computer or your web server. The files will be located in folders and as you click to expand it, it will drop down a list showing all the content that is in that folder. Basically, the operation of Filezilla is like moving files from one folder to another in your computer. But in this case, you are moving the files from your computer to the web server.

Connecting your web server to you computer will be easy. All you need to do is to setup an FTP account in your hosting account though your control panel. You can create it and you will be given log in details. With that detail, you can log into your web server using your FTP software. After you logged in, you will be able to see all the files that is in your web server. Those who do not have some knowledge about this will find this a little confusing because all they see is folders and folders.

It is all about knowing where your files are located. Commonly, your website’s directory will be in the public_HTML folder. Once you locate that older, expend it by double clicking or clicking on the plus sign. After that, you will be able to see a list of folders. In those lists, there will usually be a folder called ‘www’ or a folder with your domain name. It is always very easy to find. Once you find that file, you can upload files onto it by selecting the files from your computer. Another way is to drag the file from the computer section to the server section. Once you do that, you will see a task being process, once the task is completed.

So, although the FTP client is not easy to use, you will definitely get the hang of it after a few times using it. It definitely helps in uploading files onto your server. So, if you want to utilize your time, you will have to learn how to use it eventually.