FTP use?


#1

Does dreamhost use FTP? A webhost I am at now is nothing but FTP and I am so FTP illiterate! I’d rather have a simpler host to set up my website. Let me know how DreamHost goes about it so I know. Thanks so much!!

Sara


#2

Nearly any good Webhost (including this one) will use Ftp, atleast as an option – it’s really not that hard to learn. Most Ftp clients let you drag & drop files between the local folders and the ones on the server; if your using html files (not php or cgi scripts) that’s all you need to do.

Now if you’re used to using a wizard to create the pages (like on Geocities) it gets a little harder because you need to learn a new way of creating the pages too, but there are some good programs out there to work with

Hope this helps.
Crys


#3

Pretty well all hosts use FTP, with the exception of a few tacky pop-up-ridden free hosts, who don’t seem to think their users are intelligent enough to cope with it. FTP is the standard way of uploading files anywhere.

And it’s not complicated - just go to a shareware site and download a FTP program, like Transmit if you’re on a Mac or Cute FTP if you’re on Windows. You can learn how to use most of them in about 30 seconds - they’re really quite simple. And a lot faster than those horrible upload forms at GeoCities et al.

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