HTML and CSS Reference
A Web Detour
As much FTP as you can possibly fit in two pages
Seriously, this really is an HTML and CSS book, but we didn't want to leave you up a creek
without a paddle. So, here's a very quick guide to using FTP to get your files on the Web. Keep
in mind your hosting company might have a few suggestions for the best way to transfer your files
to their servers (and since you are paying them, get their help). After the next few pages, we're off
our detour and back to HTML and CSS until we reach the end of the topic (we promise).
We'll assume you've found an FTP application. Some are command-line driven, some have
complete graphical interfaces, and some are even built into applications like Dreamweaver and
Expression Web. They all use the same commands, but with some applications you type them in
yourself, while in others you use a graphical interface. Here's how FTP works from 10,000 feet:
The w ords “fold er”
and “d irectory” are
interc hangeable . Most
FTP applicatio ns use
the w ord “dire ctory.”
First, connect to your server using FTP.
Use the “cd” command to change your current directory to
the directory where you want to transfer files.
Chan ges y our
direc tory to
starb uzz .
ta b zz
Tran sfers a co py o f th e
“ inde x.htm l” f ile in to th e
Transfer your files to the server using the “put” command.
curr ent d irec tory on
the serve r.
ta b zz