STEP 1 - open ftp Explorer
This tutorial is designed to upload files from the ftpexplorer
which is on campus. Singin to the "Staff Login" and open
the program ftp Explorer by double clicking the icon from the Network
STEP 2 - Enter
Informations in the Login Window
A startup screen will appear (just like the sample screen shot).
This screen will enable you to add your website information and
allow the program to connect with our server. Please fill out the
Profile Name/ Name - Whatever you want to nickname
your setup. Example - My WebSite
Host Name/Address - Your domain name address.
Example on campus it is - www.paccd.cc.ca.us
Port - Type 21
Login / User Name - Usually your email name Example
Password - Whatever you selected or were given
Initial Path - Type the folder name that you were
given for your server files. Example - /jxsmith
Download Path - Type in your local folder path
Description - This area is to add any of your
ONCE YOU have entered the information, click "Save" if
you want to save the login and password information. Press "Connect"
STEP 3 - After login
Once the FTP program has connected with your server, you will see
the files from the server in the right side of the window.
You can follow either one of these steps to upload the files into
1) You can locate files on your own hard drive(s) and transfer
them to the FTP site by "drag and drop" from your local
drive to the ftp site.
2) You can also go to File -> upload -> select all the files
that you want to upload and click open.
3) You can also click on the upload and download icon's in the
AFTER ALL the files are transferred from your drive to the ftp
server, the right window will automatically refresh, and you will
see the files listed in the window. You can make a new sub-directory
by clicking on the make "New Folder" icon in the task
bar and enter the name of the new folder in the pop-up window that
THAT'S really about all there is to it. You can now close the session
by going to File -> Exit or by clicking the Exit button at the
top right corner of the window. Your files are now stored on our
FTP site and can be accessed on the internet via browser.
To transfer more than one file at a time,
1. find the files on your drive in the windows explorer
2. Highlight them all by holding down the Ctrl button and clicking
on each one of your files that you wish to upload.
3. Then press the open button to initiate the transfer.
4. After the transfer, click on Refresh to see new files added
to the directory.
To download one of the files listed on the right, all you have
to do is double-click it or follow the procedure above in reverse.
If you want to know how to use an ftp program outside of our campus...
please click here to view the guide on "How to use Ftp