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 ===== Demystifying FTP ===== ===== Demystifying FTP =====
  
-According to Wikipedia, ​File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used to exchange and manipulate files over a TCP computer network, such as the internet. An FTP client may connect to an FTP server to manipulate files on that server.” That sounds very technical — maybe even scary to some readers — but FTP, in practice, is very simple. For those who want a technical explanation,​ [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​File_Transfer_Protocol|Wikipedia has you covered]]. For the rest of us, it’s enough to know that **FTP provides a method of moving files from one location to another via the Internet**.+According to Wikipedia, ​"File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used to exchange and manipulate files over a TCP computer network, such as the internet. An FTP client may connect to an FTP server to manipulate files on that server." ​That sounds very technical — maybe even scary to some readers — but FTP, in practice, is very simple. For those who want a technical explanation,​ [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​File_Transfer_Protocol|Wikipedia has you covered]]. For the rest of us, it’s enough to know that **FTP provides a method of moving files from one location to another via the Internet**.
  
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 ===== The Root ===== ===== The Root =====
  
-The root” of your server is where users are directed when they input your web address into their browser. The front page of your website should always be located in the root.+The "root" ​of your server is where users are directed when they input your web address into their browser. The front page of your website should always be located in the root.
  
 When you first log into your server, you may be presented with a number of oddly named folders. Your first task is to locate the root, which will usually be in a folder named ''/​httpdocs/'',​ ''/​htdocs/'',​ ''/​www/''​ or ''/​public_html/''​. Again, consult with your host’s documentation if you have difficulty locating the appropriate folder. When you first log into your server, you may be presented with a number of oddly named folders. Your first task is to locate the root, which will usually be in a folder named ''/​httpdocs/'',​ ''/​htdocs/'',​ ''/​www/''​ or ''/​public_html/''​. Again, consult with your host’s documentation if you have difficulty locating the appropriate folder.
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 Just like on your desktop, the contents of your web server should be organized into folders. Folders might contain periphery files for your site, such as Javascripts,​ CSS files or images used in your site design. Folders can also be used to organize your site’s pages and resources. A folder might contain a web photo gallery, for example. Just like on your desktop, the contents of your web server should be organized into folders. Folders might contain periphery files for your site, such as Javascripts,​ CSS files or images used in your site design. Folders can also be used to organize your site’s pages and resources. A folder might contain a web photo gallery, for example.
  
-Folders can sit in your root, alongside your ''​index.html''​ file, or can sit as sub-folders within a folder. To access folders, simply add the path to your domain. If you have a gallery folder named gallery” sitting in your root, then you would access it in a web-browser via the address ''​%%www.domainname.com/​gallery/​%%''​.+Folders can sit in your root, alongside your ''​index.html''​ file, or can sit as sub-folders within a folder. To access folders, simply add the path to your domain. If you have a gallery folder named "gallery" ​sitting in your root, then you would access it in a web-browser via the address ''​%%www.domainname.com/​gallery/​%%''​.
  
 The same file rules for the root apply to folders. Thus: The same file rules for the root apply to folders. Thus:
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