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Upload Website Content

The main method of transferring files from one computer to another across the Internet is FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Many Web development programs come with FTP capability build into them, such as Dream Weaver and Go Live. If your development software does not have FTP built in or if you would like a standalone program, you will need to download an FTP client. We recommend using CuteFTP (shareware) or FTP Explorer (shareware).


CuteFTP is a file transfer protocol client for Windows 9x / ME / 2000 and NT 4.0, CuteFTP provides the tools you need to make life on the Web more enjoyable and productive.

FTP Explorer

FTP Explorer
FTP Explorer is a file transfer protocol client for Windows 9x / ME / 2000 and NT 4.0, FTP Explorer provides an intuitive and familiar Windows Explorer like interface.

You will need to configure your FTP client using the following settings:
  • Hostname - Use the IP address that was provided during the signup process or once the DNS has been transferred over you can use ftp.yourdomain.com.
  • Username - Use the administrator username that was provided during the signup process.
  • Password - Use the administrator password that was provided during the signup process.
  • Port - For increased security, we often run our FTP servers on nonstandard ports. Use the port number HyperTEK provided during the signup process. If you specify a port, you may have to check use PASV mode to connect to the FTP server.
  • Directory - This field is not required; however, if you would like to start in the public site directory, you should set it to "/site/".

Note: All files and directories inside the "/site/" directory are considered publicly accessible, which means they can be accessed by anyone on the Internet.

Additional Information
The following additional information may be of assistance during the process of uploading your website's content:
  • The first page (often referred to as the "home page") of your website must be named "index.html", "index.asp".
  • Some browsers will not be able to download files that have spaces in their names, so we recommend using the underscore character instead of a space.
  • Transfer HTML files, scripts and other text files using ASCII text transfer in your FTP program.
  • Transfer images, executables, and other binary files using binary transfer in your FTP program.
  • Macintosh users should transfer files as raw data and should rename files to include file extensions.