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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...

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...

How Do You Use Free FTP?

Getting Started The first thing you have to do in order to use Free FTP is set up your server profile. You can do this by clicking File > Manage Servers . This will open the My Servers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

530 Login Incorrect

Error : 530 login incorrect This is caused by an invalid username or password. If this connection has worked in the past, you may try deleting the profile and creating it again. Also, check to...

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,...

11001 in Request ConnectAsync 500 Host Not Found Winsock #11001

Error: 11001 in Request ConnectAsync 500 Host Not Found Winsock #11001 If you get this error when you try to upload, there are a few things you should try: Make sure you are connected...

11004 in Request ConnectAsync 500 No Data Winsock #11004

Error : 11004 in Request: ConnectAsync. Check your server profile settings and try again. 500 No Data (Winsock error #11004) This error can occur if you put something invalid in the Server...

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...

425 Can't Open Data Connection

Error : 425 can't open data connection This error usually arises from not having passive mode turned on. To do this, go to File > Manage Servers , select the server profile you wish...

426 Connection Closed; Transfer Aborted or 503 Bad Sequence of Commands

Error : 426 connection closed; transfer aborted or 503 bad sequence of commands Some servers do not allow passive transfers and will return this error if you try using passive mode . Try...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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...

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 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.

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...

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...