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Setting up your Yahoo Server

Yahoo has made the change to secure connection so this means we have to make a small adjustment in your settings of DFTP. Follow the steps below to connect to your Yahoo Server: Step 1: Open...

Can I Transfer My Profiles to Another Computer?

To backup your Direct FTP database, you simply need to copy the file to a secure location. Once you do that, you can then install Direct FTP on the new system and copy the file back.  Here is...

Server Profile Information.

Clicking the Servers button in the Toolbar or navigating to File > Manage Servers opens the My Servers window . The My Servers window allows you to set up a server profile you can use to...

I Get an Error When I Try to Open the Help File.

If you get an error message when trying to open the PDF Help file, it is probably because you don't have a PDF reader installed on your computer. Here's a list of free PDF readers you can...

Configuring a Proxy Server.

If you connect to the Internet using a proxy server, you will need to configure this in Direct FTP before you can connect to your server. To access the proxy server settings, first click Edit...

I Have Uploaded My Website, but I Still Don't See It

Please note that these are all suggestions. If they do not resolve your issue, contact your hosting provider. Because they have all the information about your server and website, they are best...

Using the Auto-Correct Feature

Note : This feature is only available in version 5.2 or lower. Here's a useful feature for those among us whose spelling or typing skills are less than perfect. If you find yourself making...

I Have Uploaded My Files with Direct FTP, but I Don't See the Changes

There are several possible causes for this issue: 1. Have you tried refreshing your browser? 2. Have you tried deleting your temporary Internet files? To do this in Internet Explorer,...

Connecting to Your Server

To publish your website to the Internet, you will need to use either S-Drive or purchase space on a server where your website will be stored. Server space is owned by a hosting provider, such as...

I Use Tripod for Web Hosting, and I Can't Upload.

You may want to contact Tripod and make sure you actually have FTP access with your account. If you don't, you will not be able to use Direct FTP to upload your files.

Is CoffeeCup Software Compatible With Windows 64-Bit?

The short answer is: yes, 99.9% of the time.  The long answer is this: All of our software is designed to work on Windows 8, 7, XP, and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit systems. However, we...

I'm Using a Firewall, and I Can't Connect.

If you are using a firewall, you will need to scan your computer for Internet-enabled programs. This ensures that your firewall is aware that the program exists and can therefore add it to a list...

Make a Backup of Your Site.

Making backups of your files is an important part of being a web designer. After all, you never know when you may need access a previous version of your website. Direct FTP makes it easy to back...

I Can't Connect.

If you receive a specific error, refer to the FTP Error Codes article in this Knowledgebase. If not, there are several possible causes for this issue. The best way to determine if the reason you...

The Images I Upload Appear Distorted.

This can occur if you upload your pictures in ASCII mode instead of binary. To switch the transfer mode, navigate to Actions > Transfer Mode , and then select the proper mode from the list....

FTP Return and Error Codes.

If you experience errors uploading with Direct FTP, you may want to check the access logs on your server for any of the following FTP error codes. 500 Series: The command was not accepted...

What Does "Passive Mode" Mean?

If you're having trouble connecting, sometimes the solution is as simple as enabling Passive mode. You can find this option by navigating to File > Manage Servers and putting a checkmark...

Using the Editor Pane in Direct FTP

Not only does Direct FTP have the ability to upload files, it also comes with a built-in, fully functional HTML editor. For the most part, the Editor functions just like any plain text editor,...

When Trying to Connect, the Program Just Hangs.

Try disabling Passive Mode . To do this, navigate to File > Manage Servers , select the desired profile, and uncheck Passive Mode . If the program still will not connect, consult this...

Why Do I Get Disconnected After a Certain Period of Time?

There is nothing in Direct FTP that will automatically terminate the connection, but the server will usually implement some type of auto-disconnect feature for security reasons. You should contact...

I Accidentally Deleted File(s) and/or Folder(s). Can I Recover Them?

At this time, there is not a tool available in Direct FTP to recover accidentally deleted files. However, if your Web hosting provider has a backup of your site, this may be possible. Contact...

Setting Up Secure FTP.

If you plan to upload files containing sensitive information and would like an added level of security, you can enable this option in Direct FTP. Navigate to File > Manage Servers , click...

I Can Connect to My Server, But I Can't Upload.

There are several potential reasons why you are not able to upload your webpages: You may need to upload your files to a specific subfolder on your server. To set this subfolder,...

Uploading Files

Follow these three steps to upload your files to your server: Step 1: Once you are connected to your server, navigate to the folder where you want to store your files. You can do this by...

I Can't Delete Certain Files or Folders.

If, when trying to delete certain files or folders, the icon just flashes, disconnect and then reconnect to your server and try again. If this doesn't work, you may want to contact...

How Do I Change File Permissions? / How Do I CHMOD?

If you need to change the permissions of a file or folder on your server (a process also known as CHMOD ), you can use the handy tools in Direct FTP. First, select the file or folder whose...

I Forgot My FTP Username and/or Password.

Contact your hosting provider, and they will be able provide this information, as well as any other server account information you may need.

How to Disable Firewalls.

Please note that disabling firewalls may compromise the security of your computer. If you must disable a firewall in order to use a program, be sure to enable it again once you are finished using...

FTP Overview.

What is FTP? What does FTP stand for? What do I use FTP for? What does ... mean? What is an FTP client? What is a server profile? What is Passive...

Changing Modes

There are three main modes for uploading files in an FTP client: auto, ASCII, and binary. All text-based files are uploaded in ASCII mode, whereas all images, movies, and audio files are uploaded...