Network Administration: Adding Content to Your FTP Site - dummies

Network Administration: Adding Content to Your FTP Site

The data for your FTP site is stored in a folder on one of the server’s disks. Adding content to this fold will make your FTP useful. Those files will then be available for download on the site.

The easiest way to do that is to simply open Windows Explorer, browse to the folder, and copy the files you want to include.

If you’re not sure where the site’s home folder is located, you can find it by opening the site in IIS Manager and choosing the site in the IIS Manager and clicking Basic Settings in the task pane on the right side of the screen.

The following list offers some useful tips for setting up FTP site content:

  • Create a readme.txt file in the FTP site’s home directory that describes the content and rules for your site. Hopefully, users will view this file when they visit your site. There’s no guarantee that they will, but you can always hope.

  • If your site has a lot of files, organize them into subdirectories beneath the home directory.

  • Stick to short filenames. Users working with command line clients appreciate brevity because they’ll have to type the filenames accurately to retrieve your files.

  • Don’t use spaces in filenames. Some clients balk at names that include spaces.