How to FTP to your web space

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How to FTP to your web space

Postby sunil on Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:59 am

Using Internet Explorer, please use this link: http://www.support.inmotionhosting.com/guide/explorer_ftp_tutorial.html

Using WS_FTP Pro, please use this link: http://www.support.inmotionhosting.com/guide/ws_ftp_tutorial.html

Using Dreamweaver, please use this link: http://www.support.inmotionhosting.com/guide/dreamweaver_tutorial.html

If you are using different FTP program, simply use:

Hostname - (this is your servername, such as gs3.inmotionhosting.com)
Username - (Your InMotion Hosting Username)
Password - (The password associated with your account)
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Re: How to FTP to your web space

Postby Anthony Frost on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:17 pm

I've tried using this method in Windows explorer, Firefox, and IE 6.0. None of them work. Whenever I use the first method (server.inmotionhosting.com) I get a page not found error. If I use the second method I get a user name and password log in screen that refuses to connect. I believe the error lies in the fact that you must use the user@server.com type of log in for your user name. I'm not an expert though.

I can only connect through third party ftp programs that allow for the user@server.com type of login name.

Running XP pro 64 with simple file sharing disabled and enabled both. No dice on either.
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Re: How to FTP to your web space

Postby Vanessa on Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:35 am

FTP wouldn't give you a page not found error. With IE6 try using ftp://servername , then hit enter at which point you will get an error (obviously since you're not logged in yet). Then go to file > log in as... and type in your username and password.

My laptop runs Vista 64-bit dual booting to Ubuntu/64 as well, and I tend to have the same issue with IE in Vista. You might want to use an actual FTP client like Filezilla, which works for me on both OS's.
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Re: How to FTP to your web space

Postby daveofny on Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:48 am

I can successfuly ftp by using the method for Internet Explorer as described in the very first post in this topic ... I did this ...viewtopic.php?f=12&t=101.

That's fine, but that does not meet my objectives. I eventually want to run commands/bacth files on my home/local PC (Windows XP Pro) that would allow me to specify files to transfer, and their destination on my webspace. I want to do this programmatically or from a command line as it would take me forever to go dragging and dropping individual files from here to there.

I have a list of files I want to move, I have a list of destinations, I want to input that somehow into some DOS batch file (I can generate a text file with whatever command is required along with the file name, and destination ... done that) and do all this using something like the Window FTP utility.

I am unable to even connect by doing ....

C:> ftp
ftp> open ftp://(username):(password)@my-domain-name.com

what might I be doing wrong ?

The response I always get it ... ftp: connect :Unknown error number
Thanks
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Re: How to FTP to your web space

Postby firionicable on Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:30 am

I am just thinking. Does it matter whatever FTP client you are using? Either Filezilla, Cyberduck or anything else to upload and download files to and from your website?
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