Uploading files using FlashFXP
Uploading Files using FlashFXP
Click the Sites menu
This tutorial assumes you already have FlashFXP and have it running on your computer, but not connected to another server
Now let's learn how to upload or transfer files from our computer to a remote server
Then select Site Manager..
Click the Close button
Before connecting to a remote server, we want to double check it's settings
This is the site we want to connect to
Once we're sure all the settings on the right are correct (ftp.demo1234.com, username and password).....
To establish a connection to a remote server, click this lightning bolt icon
Locate the site we want to connect to.... click Demo Webs
Then select demo1234.com website
Double Click the Demo Files folder to navigate to that location
Success! We've established a connection with the remote website at demo1234.com
This right window lists the files and folders on the remote server (or website)
While this left window lists the files and folders in our local computer
Now all the files located inside the Demo Files folder are listed in this left window
Right click the file name
Then click Transfer in the drop down menu
That's it! The file favorite.htm has been uploaded to the remote server, and can now be seen here
Now let's create a new folder on the remote server.... right click anywhere in this right window
Then select the Make Folder option
Type the name of the new folder here
Then click OK
There's the new folder
Double click the new folder to navigate into it
You can see here that we are now viewing the inside of the new folder, Test Folder
Now let's upload a file to this new folder.....
This is the transfer icon.... let's click it now
Instead of right clicking the file name, let's transfer the file by using the transfer icon.....
Now let's navigate back to the public_html folder
Click the Parent Directory icon
the file has been uploaded, and is now listed here in the remote server window
Now select several files to upload at once by clicking the first file, holding down the SHIFT, and the selecting the last file to be uploaded
Then click the transfer icon
Select a file to transfer
All 4 files have been uploaded, and are now listed here in the right window, the remote server contents window
We can also transfer files from the remote server, back to our computer
Then click this transfer icon
Since the file already exists at the destination, we have to confirm that we indeed want to transfer the file and overwrite the existing file
We've successfully transferred the file back to our computer
Now let's quickly learn how to change the permissions of a file on the server
Select the file we want to change the permissions (or attributes) of.....
Then right click the file name
Select the Attributes (CHMOD) option
Now change the permissions as per your requirements
When finished, click OK
To rename a folder, right click it.....
Notice the file permissions have been changed, and are displayed here
Then select Rename from the drop down menu
Enter the new name for the folder
When you're finished working and want to disconnect from the remote website or server.....
Click the disconnect icon here
The folder has been renamed
This is the end of the tutorial. You should now know how to establish an FTP connection with FlashFXP, and upload or transfer files to/from your computer
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