FTP & CHMOD - Miscellaneous tutorial
- Added: Feb 14th, 2005
- Level: Easy
- Author: Melfina
- Reads: 7,145
- Description: How to use WS_FTP to transfer your files to the web and how to chmod files.
For this tutorial I'm going to use WS_FTP LE.
Download and install the program, then open it. You'll see a window where you should input all the information to connect to the FTP:
Now you see two parts on the FTP: the left one is to browse the files on your computer, and the right one for yous site. To transfer files, just select them on the left part and click on the arrow on the middle like it's shown on the image below.
You can also transfer complete folders by selecting the folder and do what you did before. If you want, you can make them directly on your webspace, to do so, click where it says MkDir on the right part and input your folder name
This is much what you should know about FTP'ing. It wasn't that difficult, was it? Now you only need to learn to CHMOD that you will need to install certain scripts.
Chmod is changing the file permissions. Permissions are Read, Write and Execute and are granted to the Owner, Group or Other. To chmod a folder or file, select it and right click then click on CHMOD
The CHMOD commands are usually expressed by numbers. I'm listing below the most used ones:
755 (also expressed as 766): Read and write permissions for everyone.
777: Read, write and execute permissions for all
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