Uploading Files With FTP
Once you are connected, you should see a screen similar to the one below, which is a screen capture of WS_FTP:
WS_FTP Ready for Action!
Now, look in the right frame at the listing of files. This is where you will see files for the "Remote Host", which should be your Web server. You will see directories first, which have the little yellow folders to the left of the directory name. After that, you will see a list of files that are in the directory you are in.
If only see a list of files with no directories, you are probably in the right place already. If you see a directory called "public_html" or "www" or something similar, you will need to double click on the directory name (if you are not sure where the proper directory is contact your Web host for verification). You should now be in the directory that holds your files that people can see them on the Web.
You may already have an "index.html" file here, or you may have nothing at all. Either way, you can start sending your files to your server.
To begin, go over to the left frame. This is a listing of the files on your computer. Now, you must navigate to the directory where you have the files you want to send. If you need to go up one directory, use the green arrow at the top of the file list (this will be different depending on the FTP program). If you need to go to another drive (such as a disk drive), scroll through the file names. You should see a:\, d:\, etc. Select the drive you need to go to and double click it. You will now get a new list of directories and files. Just keep changing directories until you get to the right place, which will list the files you want to send. You will see something like the image below:
Ready to Upload!
Now just select the file you wish to send, and click on the right arrow in the middle of the screen (there is usually a similar button in most FTP programs). This will send your file to the Web server, and you will be able to go view it in your Web browser!