Uploading with WS_FTP
How to upload and download files to your account with WS_FTP - a popular FTP Program.
At the first screen you see when you open WS_FTP, click the New Button, and enter the following information:
Profile Name - The Profile Name is simply asking for the name that WS_FTP will use to identify the session that you start, so that you can access the settings again in the future. Call it anything you like, e.g. "my web site".
Host Name/Address - The Host Name should always be ftp.datarealm.com.
Host Type - You should leave this option as Automatic detect.
Username - This is your account login name, the same username that you use to log into your /admin Control Panel. This is what our system uses to identify who you are and where your files will go.
Password - This is your account password, the same one that you use to log into your account's /admin Control Panel. The password is case sensitive.
Account - You can leave this field blank
Click on the OK button to connect. If WS_FTP is unable to connect, you will receive an error message indicating the cause of the problem. To help decipher the problem, please see our troubleshooting section below.
Once you've connected to your account, you will be presented with the WS_FTP main interface. The left hand window shows the files on your computer (local). The right hand window shows the files in your account (remote). To Upload files to your account, use the following steps:
1) Open the directory on the local side that contains the files or directories you want to upload.
2) Make sure that the directory that you want to transfer your files to is opened in the Remote Site window.
3) Select the files/directories that you want to upload from the local window.
4) To ensure proper file formatting, make sure that the Auto checkbox, below the remote window, is checked.
5) To begin transferring files, click the "->" button.
You can monitor the upload in the status window at the bottom of the screen. If the upload encounters any problems they will be detailed here. To understand some common problems, please see the troubleshooting section below.
Downloading the files in your account is a good way to keep a backup of the files in your account. Once you've connected to your account, you will be presented with the WS_FTP main interface. The left hand window shows the files on your computer (local). The right hand window shows the files in your account (remote). To download files your account, use the following steps:
1) Open the directory on the remote side that contains the files or directories you want to download.
2) Make sure that the directory that you want to transfer your files to is opened in the local window.
3) Select the files/directories that you want to download from the remote window.
4) To begin transferring files, click the "<-" button.
You can monitor the upload in the status window at the bottom of the screen.
Occasionally problems can arise while uploading files to your account. Luckily they are usually easy to correct. Below is a list of common error messages, and their fixes. If you get a problem that won't go away, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll gladly assist you.
"Can't get "ftp.datarealm.com" host entry" or "Connection to ftp.datarealm.com failed" - Check to make sure that you are connected to your ISP. If you are not online, connect and try again. If you are connected, wait a few minutes and try again.
"530 Login incorrect." or "Logon failure, so quitting" - This error is caused by an incorrect username or password. Double check your username an password entries for any errors. Remember both the username and password are case sensitive.
"550 Could not open: Disk quota exceeded" or "450 Write error: Disk quota exceeded" - This indicates that the amount of disk space on the account has been reached. You can remove files from the account to open up some space for the new files, or you can add additional space to your account. If you wish to add space to your account, your can do so through your /admin Control Panel under "Disk Space Quota".
"Send error: connection reset" or "Receive error: connection reset" - To keep our FTP server operating properly, we have set the idle connection time to 20 minutes. What this means is that if you are connected to ftp.datarealm.com for longer than 20 minutes without doing anything, we will disconnect you. Reconnecting to the ftp server will give you a fresh connection, and allow you to continue your uploading/downloading.
If you are unable to connect with FTP, and everything is set properly, it may be a problem with your firewall or cable modem. To get around this problem, you will need to switch Ws_FTP to passive mode. To do this:
1) Click the Options button on the bottom of Ws_FTP.
2) Select the Session tab.
3) Check the Use Passive Mode checkbox.
If you still cannot connect, please let us know.
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