Uploading your Website

How to upload files to server

VOOJU uses the FTP (File Transfer Protocol) method to transfer files. Vooju supports PASV mode of FTP which penetrates firewall better. FTP is easy to use. All you need to do is to install a FTP software.

As FTP is a very common way to transfer files, there are many FTP software available for both PC, MAC and unix platforms. Many of these software comes free of charge.

We recommend that you use a full-featured FTP software such as FileZilla, LeechFTP or WS_FTP. Among other things, these softwares are more stable and support advanced features such as file permission changes. Remember, do configure your software to do “PASV” (Passive) FTP. Your network also needs to allow outgoing traffic to our FTP server via ports 20, 21 and 51000 - 51999.

Internet Explorer is also capable of simple FTP but because of version and platform issues, it may not necessarily work on your system. If you wish to try, click here for a quick guide on using Internet Explorer to perform FTP.

1. Connect to your personal directory

In your ftp software, you will be prompted to enter information on the host, username and password.

Please use these settings to connect:

Hostname: ftp.vooju.com
Username: Vooju username
Password: Vooju password

2. Go to the correct directory for your host

Once connected, you will need to select the directory which represents your host. For example, if your domain name is “mydomain.com”, you will see a corresponding folder called “mydomain.com”. Enter this directory.

3. Navigate to the desired folder and transfer files

Upon entering the correct directory that represents the host, you will see files and folders that your website uses. You may now perform file transfers. If you are using a Web designing and authoring software with an in-built FTP server, you can publish your website via FTP from within your application, please follow your software’s help files for their detailed instructions. Please note that such software will ask you for your ftp server name and file directory. For ftp server name, please use your domain name. For file directory, please use your domain name again because that’s the name of the folder for your website in your FTP directory.

Note: The default directory index is “index.html”, “index.htm” or “index.php”. If a user enters “http://yourname.com.sg” in the web browser’s URL/address bar,the effective URL is actually “http://yourname.com.sg/index.html" (or index.htm or index.php).

Please make sure you have a “index.html”,“index.htm” or “index.php” in your web directory. By default, if your directory (including sub directories) does not have an index page (as above), then all your files will be listed in a directory view. If you do not want your files to be listed, you can create an empty index page. Alternatively you can create a file named ‘.htaccess’ with the Line: “Options -Indexes” in the directory that you wish to turn off indexing. The effective is recursive on the sub directories.

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