After you have created some content (eg. a webpage) you might want to upload it to the site.
Before you can use this site, you have to sign-up for a new portfolio site.
These are the basic steps you should take. Each step is described in detail below.
To transfer files from your computer to a website (this is often called 'publishing'), you need an FTP client like FileZilla. Install this app on your computer. An alternative for FileZilla is WinSCP.
If you have installed FileZilla more than 2 months ago, check if you have the latest version via Help > Check for Updates.
Start FileZilla and choose
File > Site Manager from the menu. Click the button
New Site to add a new site. On the left, you can change it's name to anything you like.
Then, fill in the connection details as indicated below.
|3) Logon Type:||Normal|
|4) User & password:||Username and password of your student-account|
Do NOT use the database-password here! Make sure the first letter of the username is a lowercase 's'.
Connect to save the connection settings and make the connection.
Recommended: set timeout to a higher value:
Change the default timeout setting of FileZilla from 20 sec. to 1 hour (3600 sec.). Choose Edit > Preferences. Change the 20 into 3600 and press Ok:
To upload your files:
For your site-address to work, your site should have an index-file:
your first page (homepage) should have the name
Filenames are case-sensitive. Use only lowercase characters for index-files.
If you use FileZilla a lot, you might become tired of always having to browse to the folders (step 1 & 2).
You can set default folders in the settings:
File > Site Manager from the menu and go to the tab "Advanced". There you can set the 'Default local directory' and 'Default remote directory' so these settings are retained.