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FTPeeing Reports

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:09 pm
by Booboo
I'm trying to upload a feed (using the MetaChannel template).

The dialog box has the following three fields:

1.URL
2.Account
3.Password

Question. Is the URL field for the 'FTP Host Name'?

Re: FTPeeing Reports

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:51 pm
by support
Booboo wrote:Is the URL field for the 'FTP Host Name'?

It's the full path to where you want to upload the file to, within the file system of the server you are uploading to.

When you get given access to a web server, you will be assigned a directory to put your files in e.g. /joe/public_html/ and this directory is the base directory for your website. For example, if you put a file called foo.html in this directory, you will be able to access it in your browser by going to http://myserver.com/foo.html. But when you upload it, you might need to save it to ftp://myserver.com/joe/public_html/foo.html.

You usually need to experiment a bit to figure out how the web site vs. FTP paths relate to each other. For example, when you connect using FTP as "joe", the server might set your base directory to /joe/ (to stop you from going up one level and down into somebody else's directory), so you would then need to upload to ftp://myserver.com/public_html/foo.html.