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FTP Configuration    Navigating Delphi Forums

Started by Judy (MissDixieLee); 1832 views.
Hi Walt, Since I don't know what I'm doing, I thought you might. I'll probably give you more info than you need since I don't know what is pertinent. I just downloaded a 30 day trial of CuteFTP 4.2,CuteHTML, CuteZIP, and CuteMAP.It's a pkg deal so why not play around? All 4 icon show up on my desk top. When I click on CuteFTP and put in all info it tells me I must be connected to internet first before launching. OK, I connect, go back to desk top, and continue putting in info as close to Forums FAQ as possible, hit connect and get a message from Delphi saying we are hooked up, this is where you go to access files etc. When I go to MY FORUM and try to access my web page I can't get in. Hope this is enough info for you to set my --- straight.
WaltHowe
Staff

From: WaltHowe

10/8/01

I think you are mixing up functions. FTP is for transferring files, and related functions, such as renaming files, making new folders, deleting files, etc. -- the same sort of functions that you perform with Windows Explorer. You don't view files with FTP; you do that with a browser. You don't move around in Delphi with FTP; you just access your own storage space.

If you upload an index.html file (the usual default web page name) to the web folder/directory in your web space by FTP, then you will view that file with your browser with an address like this:

http://people.delphi.com/gayclore/index.html (or you can omit the index.html part, since it is a default)

Or if you upload a graphic named, for example, mypic.jpg, you would access it with the address:

http://people.delphi.com/gayclore/mypic.jpg

I hope this makes it clearer.

Walt Howe
Delphi.com Training Specialist

Walt, I can see that not only are you an astute man , but a diplomatic one as well. You actually answered a couple of questions, but perhaps because I don't know what to ask, not my intended question, let me try again, and I really appreciate your patience.
I'm new at this, I'm exploring, I want to access my webspace and look around, maybe this has something ineresting in there, but I find I can't get in, after clicking on the link for if you can't get in that I can't get in there w/o an FTP.So, I get one, or in this case borrow one for 30 days. Oh ----, I still can't get in. Is it because there is nothing in there? Isn't this where i would build my own web page? Why is that choice listed in MY FORUM if I can't get in there?
New question. In order to use my new FTP do I have to minimize my internet screen in order to bring up CuteFTP off my desk top? It looks like a real handy thing to use but not too easy to get to the way I have it. Is this similar to the XTREES I once used on another computer?
Thanks again. Tawnie 12 says you guys are the greatest.
WaltHowe
Staff

From: WaltHowe

10/8/01

Your web space has nothing in it to begin with (unless you had one of the old free templated web pages). You should see a "web" listing, which is the web folder that you can switch to by double-clicking. That is the folder where you should put files by FTP.

You won't have a web page unless you make one yourself or get help to make one. You can build one by learning just a little HTML code. See http://www.delphi.com/clc_html/start for some initial help.

You don't have to minimize your browser necessarily to use CuteFTP. You can have multiple windows open at the same time. CuteFTP just needs to be the top one when you use it.

Walt Howe
Delphi.com Training Specialist

Thanks to you Walt I am now storing some grahics and photos in my webspace. Dont know that I would ever want a personal web page, but its nice to know Delphi makes the opportunity available. Come say hi to the folks at Palmetto High School sometime, play the alphabet game. Like you really have the time huh. Thanks again.
Anuk_Ausar

From: Anuk_Ausar

10/14/01

I just signed up for DelphiPlus.

I downloaded the freeware version of WS-FTP, installed, and ran it. I filled out all of the information according to the instructions given on Delphi's FTP Configuration help page.

I then clicked "OK" and a series of messages down the bottom left of the status bar appeared that resulted in the following error message in red type:

"...530 Not logged in.
!Logon failure, so quitting"

I triple checked everything (including my member name and password) and repeated the steps several times, and got the same error message, so I still can't get my web page set up.

What's the problem?

WaltHowe
Staff

From: WaltHowe

10/15/01

If you tried it immediately after signing up, it may not have had time to spread through all the servers. Try it again today and see if it makes a difference. If you haven't logged off in between, do so before you try.

Review your settings against this page:
http://www.delphi.com/dir-delphi/faq/ftp.htm#wsftp

If you still have problems, let us know. The DelphiPlus Forum is the best place to bring problems like this:
http://www.delphi.com/delphiplus/messages

Walt Howe
Delphi.com Training Specialist

Anuk_Ausar

From: Anuk_Ausar

10/16/01

Hello MISSDIXIELEE.

Do you have WS-FTP on your computer?

To find out, click on the "Start" button, and place the arrow on "Programs." A panel will "fly out" to the right with a list of all the programs on your computer in alphabetical order. If you have WS-FTP on your computer it should appear at or near the end of this list.

If it's on your list, then place the arrow over "WS-FTP" and another much smaller box will "fly out" with a list of options. Put the arrow on the "WS-FTP" option and click once. The program should start and you should see the set up screen.

If it's not on your computer you will have to either download a copy from CNET.com, or purchase an FTP program from the store and install it. I got the freeware version off of CNET at no charge, but I am still having trouble getting going with it.

Hope this helps.

Anuk_Ausar

From: Anuk_Ausar

10/16/01

Hello Walt, and thank you for your response.

I checked my settings against the page per your instructions, and everything is exactly as it should be, but I get the exact same error message.

What now?

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