[Pro] Using stand alone ftp client

Can I get an explanation of how to upload my site with an ftp client. I have Fetch. I have tried half a dozen or more uploads in the last 24 hours via Freeway’s uploader, always timing out due to Freeway re-uploading files that are already on the server.

What steps will get the identical result as using Freeway’s built in uploader?


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It really could not be simpler to use an ftp client.

You usually insert your ftp address (often ftp.yoursite.com) and your ftp
username and password. Most of the time if asked for a port you can leave
that blank - if not enter 32 into the port box. Then simply click connect.
Once successfully connected, think of your FTP as a Finder window for your
website where you can navigate around the files and folders. Now simply
copy and paste your entire site (but not including the folder it is in -
just the files and any sub folders) into your ftp software window when you
have found the rot of your site. The root of your website will be a folder
called HTTP or (less often) WWW.

Its that simple - think of it as almost exactly the same as connecting an
external hard drive.

On 19 April 2013 23:39, Earthcat email@hidden wrote:

Can I get an explanation of how to upload my site with an ftp client. I
have Fetch. I have tried half a dozen or more uploads in the last 24 hours
via Freeway’s uploader, always timing out due to Freeway re-uploading files
that are already on the server.

What steps will get the identical result as using Freeway’s built in
uploader?


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Heres a video - step by step http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDO6RGV3geE

On 20 April 2013 00:03, Glyn Winter email@hidden wrote:

It really could not be simpler to use an ftp client.

You usually insert your ftp address (often ftp.yoursite.com) and your ftp
username and password. Most of the time if asked for a port you can leave
that blank - if not enter 32 into the port box. Then simply click connect.
Once successfully connected, think of your FTP as a Finder window for your
website where you can navigate around the files and folders. Now simply
copy and paste your entire site (but not including the folder it is in -
just the files and any sub folders) into your ftp software window when you
have found the rot of your site. The root of your website will be a folder
called HTTP or (less often) WWW.

Its that simple - think of it as almost exactly the same as connecting an
external hard drive.

On 19 April 2013 23:39, Earthcat email@hidden wrote:

Can I get an explanation of how to upload my site with an ftp client. I
have Fetch. I have tried half a dozen or more uploads in the last 24 hours
via Freeway’s uploader, always timing out due to Freeway re-uploading files
that are already on the server.

What steps will get the identical result as using Freeway’s built in
uploader?


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I have tried half a dozen or more uploads in the last 24 hours via Freeway’s uploader, always timing out due to Freeway re-uploading files that are already on the server.

It is unlikely that is the reason.

In the FW upload dialogue box there is a selector to choose the FTP Mode - this defaults to Automatic.

Retry with the setting on Passive and if that fails try Non-Passive. There is also a check box to allow you to save the log file - enable it as the log may be required to help diagnose a problem if this doesn’t resolve it.

FW’s inbuilt upload is by far the easiest way to ensure that you get all the correct files up there in the correct places.

Give it another go.

David


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In Freeway probably the FTP mode has to be set to ‘passive’. Something that’s usually forgotten.


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I checked the boxes (Passive FTP & Save FTP Logs) and I’m not sure if it made a difference. I have many zipped pdfs on the site, some large. So on one hand, I noticed that the upload was moving slow and still re-uploading those zip files. I let it go and left for work, not expecting much. When I got home today, the upload seems to have been successful.


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Have you tried ftp-ing with a standalone client to check that you actually
have the correct ftp details? if not you’re facing an impossible problem
and no amount of scratching your head at FW will make any difference.

On 20 April 2013 23:16, Earthcat email@hidden wrote:

I checked the boxes (Passive FTP & Save FTP Logs) and I’m not sure if it
made a difference. I have many zipped pdfs on the site, some large. So on
one hand, I noticed that the upload was moving slow and still re-uploading
those zip files. I let it go and left for work, not expecting much. When I
got home today, the upload seems to have been successful.


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I have many zipped pdfs on the site, some large.

I tend (with large files that generally remain unaltered) to create a folder on the server (using FTP) and use the same FTP app to place them in there.

ie I will have a folder call Downloads or PDFs for these files and in FW I will create an external link to these files.

Same idea with large movie files.

It is convenient to let FW handle most of these for you but there are circumstances where it is not desirable for FW to suddenly decide (when you are in a rush) to upload an 80Mb movie file.

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Glynster, all settings are correct. I have been using it through Freeway and through Fetch for 7 years. I just would rather not switch to whole site upload with fetch if I don’t have to. What’s the law, if things can eff up, they will. I believe that may be a paraphrase.

Dave, I have been using the action “Graphic link to file” for user downloads. If I placed the zips all in a folder (currently all are uploaded to Resources), would it work the same if I then create an external link to the file? By the way when I say large, I’d say 75% are no more than 2-3 mb. But with a quick look, I see a 65mb & 47mb.


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would it work the same if I then create an external link to the file?

Yes - just the same.

I would certainly start with those 2 very hefty ones at 65 and 47Mb. They are GINORMOUS for PDFs - why so large?

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The largest one has illustrations on almost every page. I found some pdfs just won’t respond much to the various methods of shrinkage. I’ve tried a few different methods and some 3rd party software.


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I found some pdfs just won’t respond much to the various methods of shrinkage.

You may need Acrobat Pro to do it effectively. And sometimes zipping makes the files larger!

Have you a link to one of your larger ones.

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