Create new FTP site

To create a new site proceed as follows:

  1. Click Connect in the tool bar (a green 'turn on' icon) or choose Site Manager from the Tools menu to open the Site Manager dialog box.

  2. Click New Site.

  3. Enter a unique name for the respective site in the Profile name field.

  4. Then enter a Server address and Port. The server address has to be entered without "www." and http:", for example The standard port for FTP is "21" or "ftp".

  5. If you require an account number for your FTP account, enter the number in the Account field. In most cases, however, you can leave this field blank.

  6. Enter your user name in the Username field as given by your provider. If you wish to log in as a guest, enter anonymous. Please note that the user name is usually case sensitive.

  7. Enter your password in the Password fields as given by your provider. This entry is case-sensitive, too. If you have chosen anonymous as user name, simply enter your e-mail address in this field.

  8. In the Connection type field, you can choose either FTP, SFTP, FTPS or FTPES. If you choose one of the latter, the Advanced... button allows you to choose an SFTP Authentication Method or the SSL settings.

  9. In the Home directory field, you may (optionally) enter the path of a home directory on the FTP server, e.g. the root directory of your website.

  10. In the Local directory field, you may (optionally) enter the path of a local home directory. This folder will be displayed when connecting to this server.

  11. Check the Synchronized browsing box if you want to synchronize the folders you are currently opening on the local system and the remote system. For example: When you have the same folders structure of remote system and local system and switch to another folder on the local system, the according folder on the remote system will automatically be opened.  

  12. Note: Please ensure to enter a Home directory and a Local directory which have the same directory structure to be able to use Synchronized Browsing.

  13. Enable the Passive checkbox to allow passive transfer.

  14. If you want to store a log and or statistics about connections, dowloads etc. activate the according option here. You can see both statistics and the log by clicking the according option in the tool bar above this connection dialog.

Click the Additional tab if you wish to define optional further settings:

  1. Server Class: Select the class of your server. If you select Auto-Detect it will be chosen automatically.

  2. Linux Directory: You may optionally enter a Linux directory.

  3. LIST Parameter(s): If the LIST parameter of your FTP server is not "-al", you can adjust the entry in this field accordingly.

  4. Use global speed limits: To limit the speed of transfer using different options from those defined under Options/Connection and Transfer, disable the Use global speed limits checkbox and enter the respective parameters.

  5. The Use general proxy configuration option allows you to define your proxy settings. Disable the Use general proxy configuration checkbox to configure specific settings for this FTP site. When this checkbox is enabled, the settings defined under Options > Proxy Settings will be used for this FTP site.

  6. Time Offset: Use this option to adjust the server’s time for better synchronization between local and remote systems.

  7. Comments: You may enter any description or comment in this field.