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General FTP setup information:

  • Host, URL, Remote server: rmall.vallnet.com or 207.59.200.11 for commercial webpage customers.
  • Host, URL, Remote server: personal.vallnet.com or 207.59.200.5 for personal webpage customers.
  • Port: 21
  • Username: As given, usually all in lower case.
  • Password: As given, usually all in lower case.
  • Remote, Host, Foreign directory: leave blank.
  • Local directory: Path to the files you are uploading, or blank.
  • Login Type: Never select 'Anon' or 'Anonymous'.
  • Transfer types: 'Binary' or 'Image', not 'Text'.
Specifics: Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, version 5.0 or later.
In the Location bar, type in ftp://personal.vallnet.com. Wait for a screen to come up showing several folders (pub, bin,...) . Click on File, Login as.... A dialog box will pop up asking your user name and password, enter them and click Login.
You will now log into your home directory which will at the very least have another directory in it titled html. Double click on the html directory to enter the area that stores your web site. Now you can drag and drop files from your folders into this directory, and they will be uploaded to our server. Also, you can drag files out of your directory to your hard drive and they will be downloaded to your machine. When you are done, simply close the browser window.
Note: Commercial webpages: Substitute rmall.vallnet.com for personal.vallnet.com, and you may not see an html directory, instead you may see a directory named after your domain name. If that is the case your web files go in there.

Globalscape CuteFTP, 5.0.
Run CuteFTP
Click on File, Site Manager, the site manager will pop up.
Click on the New button. In Label for site: put something descriptive, such as My Website. In FTP Host Address put personal.vallnet.com. In FTP site User Name put your username as given. In FTP site Password put your password (should be all in lower case). FTP site connection port should be 21. Make sure Login Type is Normal.
Now click the Connect button, and you will connect to your website. The right hand window will show the contents of your home directory. The left hand window will usually start out showing your My Documents folder. In the right hand window double click on the html folder. This will put you in your web directory. In the left hand folder, use the pulldown menu and folders displayed to find the website on your hard drive, then highlight the files you want to send, and click on the up arrow on the top toolbar to upload them. You can also download files from your site by highlighting them in the right hand window and clicking the down arrow on the top toolbar.
When you are done, simply click the disconnect button (looks like two little computers with an X between them). and close CuteFTP.
Note: Commercial webpages: Substitute rmall.vallnet.com for personal.vallnet.com, and you may not see an html directory, instead you may see a directory named after your domain name. If that is the case your web files go in there.

Ipswitch WS-FTP Pro.
Once you start WS-FTP Pro, it should start in the connection manager. Click on the Create button. In the window that pops up, you will be asked what to call the profile. In the Name box put something you can remember, such as My Website, and click Next. In the box labeled Host name or IP address put in personal.vallnet.com, then click Next. On the next screen, in the box labeled User Id put your username, all in lower case, and in the box labeled Password put your password, again all in lower case, then click Next. On the next screen the only thing that needs to be changed is that you might need to put a checkmark next to Passive Mode. Go ahead and do that as it can't hurt to have that there. Click on Finish.
Now you will be back in the connection manager. Click on the connection you just made, and click Connect. The right hand window will show the contents of your home directory. The left hand window will usually start out showing your WS-FTP home folder. In the right hand window double click on the html folder. This will put you in your web directory. In the left hand folder, use the pulldown menu and folders displayed to find the website on your hard drive, then highlight the files you want to send, and click on the arrow pointing to the right in the tool bar between the left and right windows to upload them. You can also download files from your site by highlighting them in the right hand window and clicking on the arrow pointing to the left in that same tool bar.
When you are done, simply click the Disconnect button (bottom left), then you can close WS-FTP.
Note: Commercial webpages: Substitute rmall.vallnet.com for personal.vallnet.com, and you may not see an html directory, instead you may see a directory named after your domain name. If that is the case your web files go in there.