Web Publishing: Using FTP
Last updated: March 18, 2020
FTP is File Transfer Protocol: it allows personal computers to connect to servers over the Internet, and to copy files to and from the server. LITS recommends the use of the Cyberduck FTP client.
Connecting to the Web Server
To connect to the web server, you will need to open a session in the FTP application on your personal computer, using the following values to "open a connection":
|990 (implicit SSL)
995 (explicit SSL)
See details for Cyberduck and FileZilla below.
Some FTP programs may refer to this as FTPS.
your_network_password (same as My Hamilton password)
If you are using Cyberduck for FTP, use these settings:
If you are using FileZilla for FTP, use these settings:
When using FTP, you must identify the domain (user group) you belong to along with your standard user name.
1. A student named John Smith would sign in as: hamilton-s\jsmith
2. An instructor names Jane Roberts would log in as: hamilton-d\jroberts
Your Web password should be the same as your My Hamilton password and network password.
If you do not know your password, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance.
Use this information to make your FTP connection, then navigate to your web space by double clicking on the folders shown in your FTP window.