Fetch logoFetch is probably the most popular FTP Client available for Macintosh, and is quite easy to use. Specific instructions for using Fetch to copy your Web site from your Mac to your Virtual Private Server are included below.

  1. Establish a connection to your Virtual Private Server by selecting the New Connection button under the File menu. Specify your domain name (or temporary domain name if your domain name has not yet been registered) as the Host, your login name as the User ID, and your login password as the Password.
  2. You will want to navigate to the www/htdocs or usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs folder on your Virtual Private Server. This is the directory where you will store your web content.
  3. To upload content to your Virtual Private Servers you can either drag files and folders from your desktop to the Fetch window or select the Put File... button and select files and folders.
  4. Be sure that all HTML documents and cgi scripts are transferred in ASCII mode. Graphics should be transferred in Binary format. Fetch also has a setting, Automatic, that you can select to tell Fetch to automatically determine which mode to transfer the file (we recommend you use the Automatic mode).

Please note: the information on this page applies to ITS web hosting plans. It may or may not apply to other environments. If you are looking for a feature described here, or better support from your hosting provider, please consider hosting your site with ITS!

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