Hi! and welcome to Lesson 4 of the Start Building Your Website Here Tutorial Series. My name is Melissa, and I’ll be your instructor for part of the series. The goal of this tutorial series is to show how you, with basic Word processing and Desktop publishing skills, can develop, manage and maintain your own business web presence. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to setup an FTP system, how to configure your file structure and how to synchronize your local files with your website. This lesson assumes that you’ve already completed 1 – 3 of this series as this lesson requires a hosting account with Hostgator.
Ok, so let’s go ahead and get started. In the first part of this lesson, we need to download and install FileZilla. So in order to do that, let’s go ahead and google FileZilla…and we select the filezillaproject.org – The Free FTP Solution.
Go to the free download links and download the “FileZilla Client All Platforms” and because we’re working on Windows, we use the recommended Windows FileZilla. Then we go ahead and run the file. And this is the licensing agreement that you agree to. Then we select “anyone who uses the computer”. Click “next”. Go ahead and install everything, click “next” and “next” then click install to install FileZilla now. Click “finish”.
Now what you have here is the FileZilla application window which we’ll be working on in subsequent parts of this lesson. This concludes the first part Lesson 4. In the second part of the lesson, we will create a local file structure and configure FileZilla to connect to your domain.