If you have a host, you'll need to set up a server profile in the HTML Editor. To do this, go to File > Upload File to Server > Add or Edit Servers. This opens the Server Configuration window. Click the Add button to open the Server Configuration - Add window, which allows you to add a new server profile.
We'll go over the information you should put in each field. If you are unsure of this information, contact your hosting provider.
Nickname: A personal reminder you can use to tell your servers apart. You can name your servers anything you want.
Server: The location where you will upload your website files. It should be in the form of an IP address, your domain name (e.g. yourdomain.com), or your domain name preceded by ftp. (e.g. ftp.yourdomain.com
). Do not include ftp:// or http://. It is up to your web hosting company to assign your FTP server host name, so you will need to find out from them what it is.
Examples of valid server namesftp.mysite.com
Examples of invalid server names ftp://ftp.mysite.comhttp://www.mysite.com
Username: The FTP username assigned to you by your web hosting company. Be sure to enter the information exactly how it was given to you by your provider. Usernames are case sensitive, so if there are capital letters in your username, you must enter it that way.
Password: The FTP password assigned to you by your web hosting company. Be sure to enter the information exactly how it was given to you by your provider. Passwords are case sensitive, so if there are capital letters in your password, you must enter it that way.
Protocol: Your preferred FTP connection. Standard FTP is fine for most connections.
Clicking the Advanced link displays additional information you may need to add.
Port: A port defines how the server responds to a certain protocol. This number is usually 21, and unless your hosting provider has told you otherwise, you should not change it.
Passive Mode: Checking this box activates passive mode. Enable passive mode if you experience trouble connecting.
File Upload Overwrite: Choose what you would like the program to do when it tries to upload a file with the same name as a file already on your folder: ask what you would like to do, automatically overwrite it, or skip that file.
Manage Folder Bookmarks: Folders on your server you would like to bookmark for later use.
When you're ready to publish your work, go to File > Upload File to Server and select the server and remote folder where you want to upload your files. A window will appear displaying the progress of your upload. When the upload is complete, the window closes automatically. You can then view your updated website online.