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I used to be able to connect using IE5.
this is now not working.
the connection was xxxx.powweb.com
I want to use IE so i may access data from remote locations.
also apart form the last problem I seem unable to update my website.
I put an interim page up until I had enough time to create the site.
I connected through ftp and deleted the old site, then uploaded another.
when i got to the url i get the old site!
I know some changes where made to powweb about 6 weeks ago, has this got anything to do with my issues?
Although i use it on my own personal server, i have found that using IE5 for FTP is only marginally reliable, especially for anything other than anonymous connections.
Try an FTP client such as FTP Voyager or cuteFTP, and log in with your own domain domain name as opposed to the temporary domain name or the server name.
see http://www.powweb.com/faqs/?category=FTP for more details.
If that doesn't clear it up, post the details (cut-paste error messages, etc) back here.
thanks for the reply.
I use cuteFTP at home but do not wish to install it at work. As I work in several locations it would be nice to be able to access files from my webspace without having to load CuteFTP to each machine.
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Are you using the address containing the user name & password?
such as: ftp://user:password@ftpsite/pathname
If you are only retrieving files, try using http:// protocol. The easiest way is to put them into .zip files, since the server knows how to send them.
BTW, i am always uncomfortable with the password being "in the open" as in the addressing scheme above. I do not know of any security risk, but it may be worth considering. At the very least, clear the browser's history & cache.
If you'd like to access your files remotely....
there are plenty of scripts.... cgi/php... that will allow you access to manage files on the server through the browser...
similar to FTP... but they all have limitations....
Most Development Suites... Programs... have built in FTP programs... ie: Dreamweaver........
If Firewalls are an a issue.... you'reback to the cgi scripts...
Hope this helps....
wwuud - thank you - I was using the wrong syntax for the un/pw. your right, it is not a good idea to do this as your pw is in view but I have found this to be the easiest way to work.
SBGlasby - I know little about CGI but need to learn. Thanks for a great resource.
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