Yacs handbook Software installation and upgrade

How to upload files to the server?

Use FTP or some network drive

[title]What you have to do[/title]

You will need to copy all files extracted from the archive to your web site. Explode archive content in a new directory created at your local workstation, and then push all files, one by one, to the target web server.

[title]The File Transfer Protocol (FTP)[/title]

This is the most common mean to transfer files to and from a hosted web site. Check the information given by your service provider. You will have to configure your ftp client with following parameters:

  • server name or address
  • user name
  • user password

Several FTP clients are available, and following free products are recommended:

  • FileZilla, the free FTP solution. Both a client and a server are available. FileZilla is open source software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, and binary packages are available for Windows, Linux and for Mac OS X.

  • WinSCP is an open source SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager functionality. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports, in addition to Secure FTP, also legacy SCP protocol.

[title]Virtual drive[/title]

Within corporate environment, and with some Internet service providers, you may have to use a network drive (such as X: or equivalent under Windows)

In this case locate the shared drive on you Local Area Network, and copy files to it. Note that the directory structure has to be preserved during the upload. Double-check that all files have been successfully transferred before launching the setup script.