Your best friend for file transfer.Fetch
FTP site (2 posts)
- Started 4 years ago by Brad
- Latest reply 4 years ago from Scott McGuire
I use Fetch to retrieve file from clients FTP sites. I now need a site of my own, can I accomplish that with Fetch?
Scott McGuire Administrator
No, sorry, Fetch cannot help you set up an FTP site - but it can help transfer files to and from an FTP site once you have one.
In order to get an FTP, you need to contact a "hosting provider" - a company that provides and maintains server space for storing web pages, FTP files, etc. - and they can help set you up with an account, a domain name if you wish, and also help set up your space so that it can receive files from others if you want (usually hosting providers assume that all you want to do is upload your own files).
Your Internet provider may provide some server space as part of your service with them; usually the space and service they provide is limited, though. Still, contacting them to see what they offer is a good place to start.
Or, if you already have an account with a hosting company for hosting a website, they may be able to set you up with FTP service as well.
If your Internet provider or current hosting provider does not provide the services you need, there are many other companies dedicated to hosting servers for the general public. One such company in the US that we've had good experiences with is Pair.com, but there are plenty of others too.
Usually you have to pay a monthly fee for space on a server if it is not included with a service you are already paying for.
But Fetch Softworks is not a hosting provider - we do not provide a service, or servers, for storing your website or files. We just sell Fetch, the software that lets you move files from your Mac to servers run by other companies or people.
I hope this helps, please let us know if you have further questions.
[This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 01-05-2009).]
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