FTP FTP File Transfer Protocol software enables a user to transfer files

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FTP FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software enables a user to transfer files between their local computer (the computer you are using) and a remote server. Read through the glossary below to familiarize yourself with the terms related to this process. There are many FTP programs but we usually use WinSCP (for PC) or FileZilla (for Mac). Both are free programs and easy to install. The labs have these programs pre- installed; you will need to download and install one of them on your home PC/laptop if you plan to hand in your assignments using your own machine. WinSCP (Windows users) Download here: FAQs here:
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4 FileZilla (Mac or Windows users) Download here: FAQs here: FTP allows you to move files (such as .jpg files or .html files) between the machine you are sitting at (your local machine) and the web server (i.e. Panther or GAUL). Glossary hosting a service that provides storage for website files on a computer and allows access to those files from the Internet webserver a computer that is set up to host websites. In this course, we will be hosting some files on the server maintained by WTS (called Panther) and the webserver maintained by Computer Science Dept. (called GAUL) downloading copying files from a remote server (such as Panther) to the local PC (the computer you are using right now) uploading copying the files from the local PC to a remote server FTP-ing copying files from a remote server to the local PC or from the local PC to a remote server, a slang term for downloading and uploading directory a folder in a computer to store and organize files
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5 Activity 1 Activating your Panther server space Before you can put anything on the UWO (Panther) network, a folder (directory) must be created to hold all your work. This folder will be called public_html. For the Gaul network, the Computer Science Department does it for you. For the UWO (Panther) network, the WTS department has created a web page form for you to fill in that will create the public_html folder automatically. (NOTE: you will only need to fill in this form ONCE while you are at Western). To activate/create your public_html folder on Panther, do the following: 1. Open a web browser, like Chrome, and go to this website: 2. Enter your Username and Password as requested and hit Submit. In a few minutes, a special area (really just a directory or folder called public_html ) will be created. Anything you move (upload) to this directory will now be available on the Internet. 3. The place where this folder will be available is: (for example if your Western username was jsmith789, then after completing step 2, you would now see something at . In a web browser, try going to your newly activated Panther space using the URL template above but with your Western username, and see if anything shows up. NOTE: this may take a few
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