Ftp server address/directory path?

Hi I am a total newb and need help! I have seen threads that touch on this but I need things S-P-E-L-L-E-D O-U-T so I can NOT screw it up (because if it can be screwed, I’ll be the one to do it)

I’m trying to upload from iWeb and what I need is
Server Address (I have my own domain) What I need to know is do I just enter my url or do I enter ftp.url.com or what?

I have my usernmane and password figured out

Then I need to know the directory/path, I have no idea where to find this.
And my PORT??? huh???

Please help!
TIA : )

This might help: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP

in general for the server address it should be ftp .mydomain .com leaving off the http:// I’m not familiar with iWeb but if you need a protocol in front of the address it would be ftp://ftp.mydomain.com

(edit: the forum here apparently adds http:// automatically in front of something it thinks is a web address. I’m editing to add the spaces before .mydomain .com to make the forum not recognize… don’t type the spaces in the example.)

Instructions for iWeb:


I’m not entirely sure if these are up to date — iDon’tHave iWeb, so iCan’tCheck. Let me know if they aren’t.

Thanks guys!! You both gave me the exact answers I needed and I really appreciate it :slight_smile:
Thanks again![hr]
OK wait, I have one more question and I hope this won’t sound too stupid (please forgive me) when I’m entering my directory/path, in the example given it says “yourdomainfolder/” …does this mean I type in my domain followed by the word folder and a backwards slash? or do I need to find a folder in my user account and add that?
Sorry for whoever is reading this wanting to slap me!
And again TIA

I have the same question as lilbillymaker about the directory/path. What exactly does “yourdomainfolder/” mean? Thanks!

When you log in to your ftp or shell user you will automatically land in that users ‘home’ directory. If hosted domains have been added to this user you will see a directory named as the domain name for each hosted domain or subdomain. In examples this is often shown as domainname.com etc. or in this case yourdomainfolder/.

The friendly dreamhost installer robot creates theses directories for you as you add a domain or subdomain as fully hosted through the panel.