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Configuring your website in LeapFTP

This is the first step to using LeapFTP to upload and download files/folders and then manage those files/folders. We will assume that you have LeapFTP running on your computer, but you are not currently connected to any remote servers. The main screen consists of two large windows.

  • Start by clicking sites in the menu bar at the top of the page.
  • From the drop-down, click on site manager to open the site manager window.
  • Click on the add group button in the bottom left corner.
  • In the pop-up box, enter a name for the new group then click on the OK button.

Now you need to configure a new site inside this new group that you just added. Click on the add site button at the bottom at the window. In the pop-up, enter a name for this new site and then click the OK button.

Your new site will now show in the site manager window. Highlight it, and begin to fill in the blanks on the right hand side which are the site properties.

The first blank line is address. This is usually ftp.yourdomain.com (where yourdomain.com is substituted with your actual domain) or it can be just the IP address.

Note: If your domain name has not yet propagated you will need to use the IP address in this field. In the next two boxes enter the username and password for the hosting account. Make sure you UN-check the anonymous box then click on apply when finished. Click on connect

You have now successfully configured your website in LeapFTP and established a connection. The left hand box is showing your local computer and the right hand box is now showing the remote server (your website). To disconnect, click on the disconnect icon at the top of the page, (the one that looks like plugs being taken apart)

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