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.
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!).|
Connect to save the connection settings and make the connection.
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.