Use a Dedicated FTP Program to Publish - dummies

Use a Dedicated FTP Program to Publish

If you prefer to use a dedicated FTP program rather than Dreamweaver’s built-in features to publish your website for iPhone and iPad, you can download FTP programs for the Mac and PC.

Recommended programs can be found at these web addresses:

  • This nifty little add-on to Firefox is a useful alternative to Dreamweaver’s FTP features. FireFTP is ideal for fixing problems when you’re on the road and don’t have Dreamweaver or don’t want to use it to view the files on your server. This program can be added to any version of Firefox (for free).

  • The popular open source option FileZilla works on computers running the Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system.

  • A popular FTP program for the PC, WS_FTP is so sophisticated (and popular) for the PC that many web designers pay to use it; it also offers a free trial version.

  • The popular Windows program CuteFTP can be downloaded from its website.

  • and If you use a Macintosh computer, popular options are Fetch, available for download at the former web address, and Transmit, available for download at the latter address.

  • Web designers working on the Mac platform are singling out for praise the freeware program Cyberduck because it handles FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and Cloud Files.