alrighty thanks guys!!! i'm gonna try those out tonite and see what the future holds for me.....wish me luck!
UPDATE...ok i did the first option through the "adding a network place" wizard. when i choose to log on when i click finish it brings me to my browser but "cannot find server" error is the only thing i get.
so i used the basic command prompt option. i'm now logged into my ftp. now what do i type to upload a file to my website? i know i know you're probably thinking "who let this moron in here LOL!" thanks for all the help, this is the first time i've even begun to understand this FTP lingo.
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