Configuring your website in FlashFXP

We will assume that you already have the FTP program FlashFXP on your computer. It should be running, but not connected at this time to any remote servers. The main screen is two large windows. The left window is the local host, or your computer. The right window is the remote server, or your web site in this case. Currently, the right screen is blank since you are not connected to any remote servers.

To start, in the menu bar at the top of the FlashFXP window:

  • Click on the sites link.
  • From the drop-down, select site manager to open the site manager window.
  • Click on the new 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 new site button at the bottom at the window.
  • In the pop-up, enter a name for this new website, 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 IP address. Type the FTP address of your website in this box. This is usually (where 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 exit when finished.

Next, enter the remote path where your web site files should be uploaded within your hosting account (this is usually public_html). The next blank box is the local path where you need to select the location on your computer that you want displayed in the left side window of FlashFXP. Check to make sure everything has been entered properly and click on the apply button at the bottom. Then click on close to take you back to the main window of FlashFXP.

To connect, click the connect icon which is located over the remote server window and looks like a lightning bolt. From the drop-down, select the group you created earlier, then select the link to your website. Click on it to start the connection.

For additional assistance, contact us by submitting a support ticket.

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