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:

Using WS_FTP Pro, please use this link:

Using Dreamweaver, please use this link:

If you are using different FTP program, simply use:

Hostname - (this is your servername, such as
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 ( 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 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 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)

what might I be doing wrong ?

The response I always get it ... ftp: connect :Unknown error number
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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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