How to upload files to your web server using FTP (Part 6)

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The video tutorial above shows how easy it is to upload files to your web server using FTP. Yes FTP is still necessary to know how to do in the days of simple upload forms that most shared web site hosts provide. This method is a reliable alternative to uploading through the browser using your web site hosts control panel. The control panel is convenient, but as seen in part 5 of this series, can sometimes fail.

No worry though, as FTP is easy to do and you don’t need to go to added expense to purchase FTP programs. Filezilla, is an excellent tool, used by almost every webdev I know, so you’re really in good hands with a tool that’s been around for many years now.

If you’re having trouble connecting to your web host through FTP, make sure that you’ve double checked the credentials and settings.

Some hosts insist that you connect using SFTP which is recommended. Others do not have that restriction. Whatever you choose to do, never use plain unsecure FTP when in a public place.

I will be covering several other free FTP alternative programs in the coming months, but for now, I think you’re in good hands using FileZilla.

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