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WS_FTP is the brand name for an FTP client and FTP server from the American company Ipswitch, Inc., currently for the Windows operating system.

WS_FTP has four windows. The windows on the right display the directories and files on the remote computer, and the windows on the left show the directories and files on your local computer. The top window on each side lists the current directory and the bottom windows list the files and folders in the selected directory.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP

1. Run WS_FTP on your computer. The default window will open.
2. Click connections.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP

3. Click site manager.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP

4. You can create a folder to save your particular websites logins. Click create folder.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP

5. Enter a name for the new folder there.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP
6. Let’s create a site now. Select the folder which we just created and then click create site.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP
7. Enter a name for the new site there.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP
8. Click next.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP
9. Enter the server address.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP
10. Enter the username and password here.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP
11. Click next.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP

12. Click finish to connect to the site now.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP

13. If you don’t want to connect now, just deselect this option.That’s it! You are now connected to the remote server and the login details are saved for quicker connections in the future.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP

14. Now let’s disconnect from the server. Click this disconnect icon.

Configuring your website in WS_FTP

Transferring files using WS_FTP

1. Run WS_FTP on your computer. The default window will open.

2. Select a few files you would like to upload. To select multiple files, press CTRL on your keyboard.

Transferring files using WS_FTP

3. Now click this upload button.

Transferring files using WS_FTP
4. The files have been uploaded to the remote server.

Transferring files using WS_FTP

5. Now let’s download the file on your local computer. Click this download icon shown below in diagram.

Transferring files using WS_FTP
That’s it! The file has been downloaded.

Transferring files using WS_FTP

Managing files in WS_FTP

1. Run WS_FTP on your computer. The default window will open.

2. Click new folder.

Managing files in WS_FTP
3. Enter a name for the new folder here.

Managing files in WS_FTP
4. That’s it! The new folder has been created.

5. Now let’s rename the folder. Select the folder.

Managing files in WS_FTP
6. Click rename.

Managing files in WS_FTP
7. Then enter the new name of the folder. The folder has been renamed.

Managing files in WS_FTP
8. Now let’s delete the folder. select the folder name, then click delete.

Managing files in WS_FTP
9. That’s it! The folder has been deleted.

10. Right click the file and at the bottom of the menu, choose properties.

Managing files in WS_FTP

11. Now let’s change some of the permissions or attributes of this file.

Managing files in WS_FTP

12. That’s it! Permissions for the file have been successfully changed.

Managing files in WS_FTP

Note: There are many different FTP programs you can use. I prefer FileZilla. It has the ability to upload files from your computer to your server with us. Let’s read the full detailed article on How to use Filezilla with FTP.

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