Publishing With FTP

What Is FTP?

File Transfer Protocol - This is the language used for file transfer from computer to computer across the WWW. An anonymous FTP is a file transfer between locations that does not require users to identify themselves with a password or log-in. An anonymous FTP is not secure, because it can be accessed by any other user of the WWW.

FTP Programs

Do a search on Google for Free FTP programs.

Uploading via FTP Drag-n-Drop

I have never used this method so will only include links for helpful pages -

Internet Explorer FTP

  • Internet Explorer FTP SetUp Instructions - Over 99 percent of internet users will have Internet Explorer installed on their PC, whether or not they use it.  So, if you are into designing and publishing web pages, did you know that IE comes complete with a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Client?


WS_FTP LE (Limited Edition) was at one time distributed free of charge to non-commercial home users, students and faculty of educational institutions and government employees. It is still possible to download WS_FTP LE. Google WS_FTP LE or use the link below

IPSWITCH, the makers of WS_FTP offer two versions of the program WS_FTP Home or WS_FTP Professional

Step-by-Step Instructions for publishing with WS_FTP

Links to other sites on Publishing with WS_FTP

Cute FTP

Cute FTP Home is a utility for transferring files between your computer and a remote File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server anywhere on the Internet. It offers a 30-day free trial.


FileZilla is a FREE  FTP-client for Windows 9x, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP developed by


Visicom Media’s AceFTP 3 Freeware transfers files over the Internet. Its drag-and-drop interface, designed in a Windows XP fashion, lets you transfer files quickly and efficiently and lets you navigate with ease among folders, Web sites, and your computer.


If  you have problems setting up your ftp program, check the following:

  • Double check that the FTP address is entered correctly in your FTP client.
  • Double check your firewall settings
  • Check if you are using active or passive mode.
  • Check Internet Explorer's FTP settings.