Best way to edit and upload files

can anyone advise me the best way to edit my home page (placing a web form and naming the page)and upload it to the server, I have tried editing in thr webftp site and saved the index page, I have tried uploading but the web site still remains the same on the server and does not have the web form and still shows the page name as template.

Thank you in advance.

Philip Sinclair

For windows I like to use WinSCP as a file transfer client, and notepad++ as my editor.

For mac, there is Cyberduck and Text Wrangler.

@Seanthegeek: you seem to have a lot of exp in edit and upload files, so can’t you suggest me some free host to upload my files ( the size is about 300-600mb)