I was pretty surprised to get this email the other day…
For the last week, I’ve been helping a blogger with a few things on his site. In one of the pointers I gave him, I talked about uploading a file to his site. What I found interested was he didn’t know how to do this.
So today, I want to show a tutorial I found on YouTube about how to use FTP. This is the piece of software you use to transfer files from your computer onto your website. For more on FTP, here’s the “official” Wikipedia definition:
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to copy a file from one host to another over a TCP/IP-based network, such as the Internet. FTP is built on a client-server architecture and utilizes separate control and data connections between the client and server applications, which solves the problem of different end host configurations (i.e., Operating System, file names). FTP is used with user-based password authentication or with anonymous user access.
To be honest, I’m not really sure if you can FTP anything to a blog that hosted on free sites like Blogger.com or WordPress.com. I’ve only used it for sites that I’ve personally registered and hosted.
Well in this video, you’ll find a great FTP tutorial using the FileZilla client. This is a free program that I’ve been using for a number of years:
I know this might be pretty basic for some people reading this. But I wanted to make sure that everyone understands how this process works.Take Action. Get Results.