FTP play

This assignment will familiarize you with FTP and FileZilla, an FTP client, and you will learn to use it to transfer your HTML pages to a Web server where they can be viewed by others.

Download and install FileZilla.

Play around with FileZilla, using it to transfer some files to your directory on sws.csudh.edu and back. Practice deleting and renaming files. Explore the options under the view and edit>settings menus.

Also watch the commands that are listed in the top display pane (labeled A in the handout). They will give you a feel for the interaction between an FTP client and an FTP server as spelled out in the FTP protocol.

When you see how it works and are comfortable with FileZilla, create an HTML document that says "Wow, you can see this from all over the world!!!!". Save it with the name hello.htm, and transfer it to your directory on sws.csudh.edu, checking to be sure it is there.

View it on sws.csudh.edu using a Web client -- it should look like this:

(If you view a changed file, and it appears not to have changed, reload it since it may have been cached by the browser).

When it looks just like mine, create another HTML file called index.htm and transfer it to your directory on the server. Since index.htm has been set as a default file name on our server, you can view it using a Web client without including the file name in the URL. It should look like this:

Make sure your pages look just like mine -- that will give you practice editing and updating them if you make errors. When they are the same as mine, print and turn in screen shots of both your Web pages (on the server) along with their HTML source listings.

Also print and turn in a screen shot of FileZilla showing the files in your directory on the server.

Note that the screen shots of your two Web pages should be made from the server, sws.csudh.edu, not your local hard drive.