Configuring your website in SmartFTP

Configuring your website in SmartFTP

This tutorial assumes you already have SmartFTP and have it running on your computer, but not connected to another server

Click the Favorites menu here

Now let's learn how to configure our website in SmartFTP

Then click Edit Favorites...

Now click the New Folder icon here.....

The Favorites window opens

..... and enter a name for the new folder

Select the folder we just created here

Now click the New Favorite icon.....

..... and enter a name for the new favorite

Now we must configure the properties of the new favorite we're creating.....

With the new favorite selected, click the Properties icon here

The Properties window opens

Type the FTP address of the website here

Now we have to fill in the details of our website, so SmartFTP can connect to it via FTP

Note: If the domain name has not yet propagated, you'll have to enter the website's IP address instead of the domain name

If entering the IP address, do not include ftp. before it..... just enter the IP address

Now enter the website's FTP username and password in the boxes here

Then click OK

That's it! We've successfully configured the website in SmartFTP by setting it up in our Favorites

To connect to the website we just setup in our favorites, click the Favorites menu.....

Then click the folder name it's located in, then the website name itself

That's it! We've successfully connected to our website via FTP

Click the Disconnect icon to close the connection

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure a website in SmartFTP, for the purposes of establishing an FTP connection

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