See FAQs at the bottom of the page:
-Where do I get Firefox?
-How do I FTP with Explorer?
-How do I FTP with Dreamweaver?)
Using FTP on Analy’s Server
Briefly: Staff/teachers must install an FTP client to use their web folder. This page tells you various ways to do that: using Firefox or using a program called FileZilla are two main ways, but Mac users can use Fetch, which Analy has a site license for.
Analy users now must use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to upload and download documents. (Blog users are unaffected unless they upload grades and need a separate password for that.) This permanently solves the problems we’ve had. FTP is an easy-to-use program.
If you don’t already have an FTP program, there are two free, stable, PC and Mac proven ones called FileZilla and FireFTP — see below (there are many available free and fee FTP programs here). FTP allows you to either “put” (upload) files or folders on the server from your computer or “get” (download) them from the server to your computer. Analy also owns a site license for a Mac-only FTP program called Fetch, discussed below. Email this address to get the code to make your version of Fetch never expire.
Firefox’s add-on, called “FireFTP” is at this link (no, you don’t have to pay to get it). Alternatively you can use the standalone FTP application, FileZilla, at http://filezilla-project.org/ (Mac users may want to try Fetch but those with older operating systems may want to use CyberDuck instead.) See also the Explorer possibility at the bottom of this page.
For non-Mac users we recommend trying either FileZilla or FireFTP first (if you use a Mac; install Fetch). If you install FireFTP restart Firefox. Alternatively, or in addition, download and install FileZilla. You can use either depending on your needs (but using both at once is not a great idea).
You’ll need the following information to use FTP:
- your username (this should have been sent or will be sent to you–write and ask if you want to do it now)
- your password “ “
- your web folder’s address, which is what it is now: staff.analyhighschool.org/YOUR FOLDER/ or analyhighschool.org/YOURFOLDER/
Using FTP with Firefox
Once your web folder is set up let’s assume your username is: gotigers
Your web folder is located at http://staff.analyhighschool.org/testfolder2/
To access your web folder in Firefox:
- Open Firefox and go to “Tools”; then to FireFTP (if it’s not there install it, see above)
- After the FireFTP menu opens, look to the left of the “Connect” button, click “Create an account”
- “Account Manager” opens. In “host” enter ftp.staff.analyhighschool.org (if your folder is on the main server type ftp.analyhighschool.org).
See the FireFTP menu below.
- In “Login” enter your username, e.g., gotigers (yours will be emailed to you)
- In “Password” enter your password (yours will be emailed to you). Click OK. (Note: In the desktop picture above we named the account “gotigers”. Call yours whatever–”My web folder” if you want. The critical information is the ftp address, your real username and your assigned password.)
- Now you’re back in the FTP menu. Your account name should be in the little window to the left of “Connect”. Click “Connect”
- The right side of the menu opens. You’ve now connected to the server.
- Ignore all documents and folders except for the “staff.analyhighschool.org” link on the right hand side of the menu. Click on that link. You should see “testfolder2″ (in this example). See the picture below:
- Upload or download documents to your computer using the right or left arrow in the middle of the menu. For example, if there is a document on your computer you want to upload, find it on the left side of your screen. Click it once to darken it (it can be a folder or an individual document). Then go to the right side of your screen. Find the folder or subfolder on the web server where you want to put your folder or document–this is the really important part–make sure you’re putting the file or document in the right folder or subfolder. Click that place on the server. Then click the right arrow in the middle of the menu. Your data will be transferred from your computer to the server. If you are overwriting files you will be prompted to see if you really want to do that. Now, check to make sure your document or folder is in the right location. To download items from the server to your computer do the opposite of the above.
- As an example, let’s put some Easy Grade Pro (EGP) grades into a grade folder. We assume you’ve already created an EGP internet grade folder named “grades”, which you exported from that program. Put “grades” in an easy to get to place. Open FireFTP and set up your left and right menus like the image below:
- Note that the content of the grades folder is darkened
- on the right side of your menu, click on the grades folder as shown. Note the far right pane is empty, awaiting your grades.
- click the right pointing arrow and transfer away
- The picture below shows the transferred grades
You’re done uploading your grades!
11. In reality we then deleted those grade files. But we did upload some text into gotiger’s testfolder2. It’s a famous quote about tigers. Go and check it out, dare you! http://staff.analyhighschool.org/testfolder2/
Using FTP with FileZilla
Install FileZilla using the above link. Open it.
Here’s a picture of FileZilla’s menu:
Go to “File” and “Site Manager”
Click “New Site”. Give your site a name (e.g., My web folder).
To the right of “Host” enter ftp.staff.analyhighschool.org
Leave “Port” blank.
Make “Logontype” Password
User: your username, e.g., gotigers
Password: your password
Here’s an example of user “gotigers”:
Click on “Connect” and the right side of FileZilla opens.
Ignore other folders and double-click on staff.analyhighschool.org:
You should then see your folder, e.g., jdoe. Double click to open it. You’re in your web folder. In the image below we’ve gone into gotigers’ folder called “testfolder2″:
Inside the folder you see a document “index.html”, which we put there earlier. You can go to this web folder right now. Take this link.
If you want to transfer from your computer, go to the left size of FileZilla, find your document and either 1) drag it over to the right side of FileZilla and drop it or 2) double click the document or folder and it will copy it to the server or 3) right-click the item (Control-Click on the Mac) and select “Upload”. To download from the server to your computer, make sure the FileZilla menu on the left is in the place on your computer where you want to download the document or folder. Then identify the document/folder you want to download from the server (the right side of the menu) and either double-click it (for a single document), drag and drop it (for a folder or document) or right-click it (Control-click on the Mac) and select “Download” for a folder or document.
FileZilla is a powerful file transfer program. Be careful not to drag and drop your entire desktop to the server.
Fetch is very similar to FileZilla. Download Fetch. Install it, enter the serial number since Analy has a site license (write to this address to get that information). Open the program and you’ll see the menu, which looks like this:
Enter the staff (ur main) directory address, your username and your password and hit connect. Just click down the directories until you get to where you need to be. Drag and drop items from your desktop to Fetch. To delete items on the server, darken them and then click the “delete” button at the top right.
The nice thing about Fetch is that the next time you logon you just go to the icon to the left of the red, heart-shaped icon. It will have the address of your site. Choose it and hit connect and you’re there.
Q: I don’t have Firefox. Where do I get it?
A: At this link: http://www.mozilla.com/. The FireFTP add-on is very convenient. Internet Explorer is used by many but web designers would be happy if the world used Firefox since Microsoft’s browser ignores some web conventions; as a result, some web designers ignore its special needs.
Q: I only use Internet Explorer. Does it have FTP?
A: (See the caveat below.) You may be able to use the FTP client that comes with some versions of Internet Explorer. You can find out: in the URL pane type the following: ftp.staff.analyhighschool.org (or ftp.analyhighschool.org if your folder is on the main server). A pane may open requesting your username and password. Enter them. If it works, click on the staff.analyhighschool.org (or www.analyhighschool.org) link and then your folder’s name. Viola, you’re there! At that point you may be able to drag and drop documents, or not. If it doesn’t work, get FileZilla or download Firefox and install FireFTP. Caveat: we have not tested Explorer’s way of doing things and do not recommend this yet.
Q: I use Dreamweaver. What do I need to do?
A: Dreamweaver has FTP built into it. READ ON: you should Create a new site in Dreamweaver. As you set up your new site, choose FTP as your method of transferring files to the server (NOT webDAV). Enter your NEW username and NEW password (if they have changed). Once you connect with your folder, you can either download the old site to your computer and work on them (recommended), or you can upload files from your computer. NOTE: don’t just copy your old webDAV based site to the server. If you do you may be copying passwording information that applied to your old, discarded folder. If you have already and get strange errors please write.