Installing Service

Installing and configuring the FTP client

We recommend using Filezilla as your FTP client. Filezilla is a free FTP client that will transfer the  files to any web server specified. The FileZilla client (not the server) can be downloaded from http://filezilla-project.org/ and installed onto a computer.

When you open Filezilla you should see your computer's file directory on the left side. The next step is to locate where you saved the uncompressed  archive and click on the "upload" folder, and the files should appear below it. The directory needs to be left open as we continue. The right hand side is blank at the moment because the target website hasn't been connected to. When connected it will display the file directory of the web server.

filezilla disconnect

Before we continue, we need to make sure that you have the following information about your website:

  • the host name
  • username
  • password

This information can be obtained by contacting your hosting provider.

Connecting to the Site Manager

Under the “File” menu, “Site Manager” should be opened in Filezilla. A window will pop up with the General tab open. You should fill in the information gathered above regarding hosting information, and press “Connect”. The right “Remote Site” side will now display the file directory of your website.

filezilla site manager

Uploading  files

If you haven't already located the files upload folder on the left side, you need to do so now and keep it open. In the Remote Site directory (right side), you need to open the folder that the shop will be located in. The location of shop varies based on whether the you want the shop to be seen on the main page, a sub-folder, a subdomain, etc. If you want to make  the main page, you would need to upload files to the root folder of their website.

Once the location of the  shop has been determined, all the content within the “upload” folder on the computer's (left) side of Filezilla must be selected, right-clicked, and uploaded. Uploading all the files might take a few minutes on the FTP client.

 

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