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Since many hosting companies do not allow their users shell/local access to their files, users wishing to send (upload) new files to their hosting space must make use of a file transfer program. [[wikipedia:FTP_client|FTP]] clients allow users to upload files that have been locally edited to a server.  There are a variety [[wikipedia:FTP_client|FTP]] clients available and [[wikipedia:Comparison_of_FTP_clients|this chart]] nicely details the strengths of numerous popular programs, many of which are open source and/or free to download.
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Since many hosting companies do not allow their users shell/local access to their files, users wishing to send (upload) new files to their hosting space must make use of a File Transfer Program. [[wikipedia:FTP_client|FTP]] clients allow users to upload files that have been locally edited to a server.  There are a variety [[wikipedia:FTP_client|FTP]] clients available and [[wikipedia:Comparison_of_FTP_clients|this chart]] nicely details the strengths of numerous popular programs, many of which are open source and/or free to download.
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If you are using Firefox, may we suggest [http://fireftp.mozdev.org/ FireFTP] as a useful add-on.
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You may want enable the display of hidden files so that you don't lose your .htaccess file (on a linux box) when you upload.

Revision as of 17:45, 19 January 2008

Since many hosting companies do not allow their users shell/local access to their files, users wishing to send (upload) new files to their hosting space must make use of a File Transfer Program. FTP clients allow users to upload files that have been locally edited to a server. There are a variety FTP clients available and this chart nicely details the strengths of numerous popular programs, many of which are open source and/or free to download.

If you are using Firefox, may we suggest FireFTP as a useful add-on.

You may want enable the display of hidden files so that you don't lose your .htaccess file (on a linux box) when you upload.