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Offline robbiebm77

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ftp back-up
« on: October 26, 2011, 12:46:46 AM »
hey, i have already looked at the FAQ about backing up files, but I do not know how to figure out my ftp hostname and password. if anyone could lead me in the right direction, i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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Offline Ricky.

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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 01:53:52 AM »
You need to ask your host about your ftp username and password, if you have cPanel hosting then your cpanel login will also work in FTP.
Hostname is generally  your website address.

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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 10:11:39 AM »
If you have CPanel, you can create additional accounts in the "Files" section, under "FTP accounts".

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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 08:11:14 PM »
okay so i am logged onto my ftp right now and i am just lost...
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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 08:20:26 PM »
btw i use Fetch which is an FTP for Macs
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Offline Sir Osis of Liver

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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 08:27:44 PM »

More people will be able to help you if you use Filezilla.  It's available for Mac.


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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2011, 08:34:26 PM »
ok thanks yea i just downloaded it
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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 08:53:39 AM »
Dunno if this affects the Mac version...

But, go to the "Transfers" menu and make sure "Transfer type" is set to "Binary", or you'll get errors.

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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2011, 10:43:13 AM »
do u basically just make a folder on the left side and just drag and drop all the files from ur website into that folder?
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Re: ftp back-up
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2011, 10:58:11 AM »
That's about the size of it, yeah.

Right-click on the files/directories you want to upload/download and select... er... "Download" or "Upload". ;)