In order to FTP into your website you will
need the following information which was included
in your account activation notice.
When you have this
information, and a copy of Fetch installed on
your computer, you will be ready to setup a
New Connection and FTP into your website.
your Fetch program.
2. Select New Connection from the File
menu to create a new Connection.
3. Enter the appropriate information
into the entry boxes as indicated below.
HOST: Enter yourdomain.com
USER ID: Enter your Username
PASSWORD: Enter your Password
DIRECTORY: Leave this entry field blank.
on the OK button to connect to your website
on the server. When you are connected the New
Connection panel will close, and the main Fetch
window will pop up.
Once you have established
a connection you should bookmark it. This will
save you the time and trouble of entering your
log in information each time you want to FTP
into your account.
1. From the Customize menu select New
2. A window titled Bookmark Editor will
pop up. The Name, Host, and User ID entry boxes
will contain the information you used for your
3. In the Type field, select File from
the pop-up menu.
4. If you would like Fetch to remember
your password, type it into Password field.
5. Under the same Customize menu, choose
Preferences, and make sure the connection you
just entered is selected as the default shortcut
under the General tab.
Your Bookmark has
been created. The next time you run Fetch your
shortcut will be opened automatically. All you'll
have to do is click the OK button to establish
your FTP connection.
vs. ASCII or Auto
There are three
radio buttons at the bottom of the Fetch Window.
One labeled Binary, one labeled ASCII and one
If you want Fetch to automatically select the
correct setting, either Binary or ASCII, when
transferring your files, do the following:
1. Select Auto in the Fetch window.
2. Select Preferences, then the Upload
3. Be sure that the following settings
Default text format---set to TEXT
Default non-text format-set to RAW DATA
Check "Add .bqx suffix to BinHex files"
Check "Add .bin suffix to MacBinary II
Uncheck "Add .txt suffix to text files"
Check "Encode and decode files and folder
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If you elect not
to use the Auto setting please note that it
is very important to transfer images in Binary
mode. Everything else, HTML documents, cgi scripts
etc should be transferred using ASCII mode.
If you fail to set this correctly your files
may not appear as they should.
Your main window will be divided into two parts.
On the left will be a large window which will
display the files and folders on your domain.
The narrow section on the right will contain
your current Status, a File command link and
a Transfer command link.
1. Double click on the www directory
in the Fetch window to open it. This is the
directory you will upload your web pages, files,
images etc into.
2. Highlight the file (s) on your computer
that you wish to transfer to your website, and
click on the Transfer command link. Or, you
may also drag the file(s) you wish to upload
from your hard drive onto the Fetch window and
drop them into the appropriate directory.
1. Double click on the folder you wish
to download files to on your computer to open
2. Highlight the file (s) on your website
in the Fetch window that you wish to transfer
to your computer, and click on the Transfer
command link. Or, you may also drag the file(s)
you wish to download from the Fetch window onto
your hard drive and drop them into the appropriate
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