Best Cheap Web Hosting Services • Detailed comparison • December 2019

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This page tells you what you need to know to upload files to your web server and mange them using FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, in case you wonder. More specifically (or as an example), we’ll show you how to upload all the folders & files making up the b2evolution CMS package onto your web server.

1. You need an FTP client

Your web hosting account may come with an FTP tool that runs in a web browser window. If that works for you, fine. But the odds are you will hit the limits of that tool within the first 5 minutes of you trying to use it. So you might as well get yourself a real FTP client.

It’s called an FTP Client, because there is a Server and a Client. The Server is your web server (which includes an FTP server). The Client is a piece of software you will install on your computer. The client will then connect to the server and tell it to do what you need it to do.

Although you might never have heard of them, there are many FTP clients available. A good free option for Mac, Windows and Linux is Filezilla. We’ll use this in our example.

There are paid tools which look much better. On Mac OS X we like to use Yummy FTP lite (Free Trial!) or Transmit.

So make your choice, download and install an FTP…

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