FTP Access to your Commercial
This is not meant to be
an exhaustive manual on FTP. Since our clients use various methods to FTP files
to the web server, we will only address those issues that are common to all
methods. If you need more assistance than what is provided here, please contact
our offices during regular business hours for assistance.
NOTE: If your web site utilzes
Front Page extensions, chances are we have you hosted on a special server. You
will need to contact our offices directly for assistance.
- Before you begin uploading
or downloading files, have your Ripco login name and password handy. Unless
other arrangements have been made, this is what you will use to access our
- You need to have an internet
connection established. This would be either your Ripco dial-up connection
or another connection.
- You may perform FTP tasks
using software such as CuteFTP or WS_FTP or at the command line. You will
need to specify the FTP server name, which is ftp.ripco.com. Special situations
may require a different server to be specified here. Contact our offices if
you believe this to be the case.
- Once connected through
FTP. You will be directed to your home directory. You will then notice a subdirectory
called "htdocs." This is where your HTML and other files (except
scripts) need to be stored. CGI scripts should be uploaded to your "cgi-bin"
directory. You may create subdirectories under "htdocs" (which may
also appear as "html").
- NOTE: If you are using
the ".htm" file extension for your web site files, please delete
the index.html file that is created as a default when your account is set
- A good rule of thumb
for html files names. Use only lower case characters and avoid special characters,
although an _ (underscore) is acceptable. This is to prevent your files from
being inaccessible by some site visitors.