Category Archives : FTP Host


Web-FTP: a new look and better functionality

OLI is pleased to announce that we have made major improvements to the web-FTP system that is so popular among our users as an easy way to store and share files online. Aside from the updated and more user-friendly design, the biggest improvement is that when you download multiple files, it now bundles them into an easy-to-open “Zip” file (instead of a Tar file that was used in the older classic version). The most important changes to note are: – Read More…

Share Button

How to login to your FTP Site with Filezilla

Online Institute customers have a wide range of ways they can connect to their FTP site, one of the most popular ways is using the free software called Filezilla. It’s easy to connect securely so that all your data is encrypted in transit, and you can also sort your files and folders by date, file size, name, etc. The first step is to Download Filezilla. After it’s installed, load it up and go to File -> Site Manager You will then use Read More…

Share Button

What is an FTP file?

If you are interested in Web development at all, chances are you have come across the term “FTP file.” By definition, this simply implies any file that was uploaded or downloaded using FTP. What is FTP? FTP is just a fancy acronym for file transfer protocol, which is the standard for moving files around online. (Read more about What does FTP Stand for) So really, an FTP file can be any type of file, from a graphic to a text file to a compressed zip Read More…

Share Button

Useful FTP Hosting features

We’ve been doing FTP Hosting for quite awhile now, but we wanted to let you know about some newer features that you may find useful: FTP Upload notification: we setup a service where you are emailed whenever a client uploads new files into their private folder. This saves you time from having to check the folder or ask the client if they’ve uploaded any expected files yet. FTP Upload Drop Box: we setup a web page where clients can simply upload Read More…

Share Button

FTP Hosting and Dreamweaver

We like Dreamweaver a lot because it uses the time-tested and user-approved method of FTP to publish your files. Here’s how to setup your FTP info to publish using Dreamweaver. We’ll pretend our website that we’re publishing to is olicentral.com. —– 1. Choose Site > Manage Sites. 2. In the Manage Sites dialog box, either click the New button or select your existing site definition and click the Edit button. 3. From the Advanced tab, choose the Read More…

Share Button

FTP Hosting for transcriptionists

Many of our FTP Hosting clients are transcriptionists who need a private folder to transfer their transcriptions back and forth with clients. Our FTP Hosting is a popular choice because of the secure web-ftp feature, this allows the transcriptionist to provide their client with a simple browser-based FTP login that requires just a username and password to access. Once logged in the client can upload voice files, for example, which the transcriptionist Read More…

Share Button

Beyond Web-FTP

Web-FTP is great in its ease of access and use, but it is designed for more lightweight tasks. When you need to do some heavy-lifting (extremely large files or lots of files) then you’re much better off using regular FTP software, or your browsers built-in FTP access (if it has it). Here’s a couple ideas for OLI’s FTP Hosting customers: — Some versions of Internet Explorer allow you to connect directly using ftp://username@hostname — for example Read More…

Share Button

What the best secure FTP software?

To use secure FTP (SFTP) software on a PC, we recommend CoreFTP For a Mac, we like Cyberduck Both of these support the secure FTP port 22 using SSH to encrypt data in transit. When using, be sure to click the box that says “SFTP” which accesses the secure port 22. OLI’s Secure FTP Hosting clients also have access to an SSL web-based FTP, or Web-FTP. No changes are needed to your FTP folders to use secure ftp, you simply use one of the above Read More…

Share Button

How to open .tar files compressed in Web-FTP

It’s easy to decompress a file compressed that was compressed within Web-FTP after downloading multiple files. For PCs: When Web-FTP tars all the files, you can decompress using this free third-party application: http://www.zipgenius.com click the “Get ZipGenius” link and then the download graphic next to “Direct download from this server” For Macs: Most Macs have built-in software (Archive Utility)  that will decompress a tar file by simply double-clicking Read More…

Share Button

Last updated by at .