WS-FTP is an FTP
(file transfer protocol) program, designed to download/upload files
between your computer and servers.
makes the assumption that you have obtained and installed WS-FTP.
If you have not yet done this, you can download WS-FTP from Download.com. If you
happen to download a different version of WS-FTP, or a differnt FTP program the screens below
may differ from yours, but the principles will be the same.
|How Do I Connect to Elysium Gates
- In WS-FTP press
a Connect button which opens a dialog seen
- Click on the
button New. This will clear all the values (see the
- Each setting is
described in the table below.
||Just a note to yourself that tells you where you are
connecting. In the sample image, you can see that it might be best
to use the title of your page or maybe your Area assignment in
Elysium Gates or both.
website on Elysium Gates Server
|Enter the domain information to connect to the
most cases everything will work fine if you select the default
Auto Detect option.
||Your Elysium Gates login name (case sensitive)
||Just leave blank
||Enter any comments regarding this profile (Generally this left
blank will not be a problem)
||Elysium Gates does not support this feature. You have to
enter your log in name and password
||Check this box and you never have to enter a password
This is what your new
profile should look like:
Click APPLY then OK
|How Do I
Upload My Files
Now that your are
connected to your site, you can upload your files. Please study the
screenshot of the main window below. The files on your local
computer appear in the left window and your directory on our server
appears in the right window.
TIP 1: Make sure your
site has index.html as starting page and you overwrote or deleted
- Choose the appropriate
directory on your local computer where you store your site (left
- Select file(s) (hold
down Shift and Ctr keys for multiple selections).
- Click on direction arrow
to copy files to opposite window or perform these important actions
to selected files:
- Change a directory
(press ChgDir button on the right)
- Make a new directory
(press MkDir button on the right)
- Rename (press
Rename button on the right)
- Delete (press
Delete button on the right)
TIP 2: All file names are case sensitive (index.html is not
the same as INDEX.HTML).
Elysium Gates is hosting
on an NT Server. Changing file permissions is not used. This
option is for UNIX servers.
What If I Cannot Connect?
If you are not able to
connect using the above instructions, please check your connection
- Check the
spelling of your user name, password, and host name. User
name and password are case-sensitive.
- Consult your account
information letter for correct host name.
- If you have an invoice
that is seriously overdue, your log in may have been
disabled - you need to pay the amount due before you can update
Why Don't I See My Update?
These are some possible
reasons for your misfortune:
- You forgot to rename
your home page to index.html.
- All file names are
case-sensitive on Elysium Gates server.
If you don't see some images or have broken links, please go
through your webpages and check your links. You cannot refer to a
file "File.gif" as "file.gif" or "File.GIF" - you have to use
"File.gif" in your webpages.
- Your browser has cached
the previous version of your website and is not downloading the
updated version. Open your website in the browser and press
"Ctrl"-"R" - that should force the browser to clear its
- If your images don't
show up correctly, you may have uploaded them in ASCII format.
Please re-upload them and make sure that Binary option is
selected on the bottom of your main WS-FTP window.
www.mydomain.com URL may not be working yet. Please use your
primary URL instead to see your update (consult your account
information letter for that URL).
If you own your own domain and have it hosted on Elysium Gates.
The domain servers should be: NS1.ELYSIUMGATES.COM and
If these are not the domain name severs you see contact Pandora and she will help you
get them changed.
Once your domain
registrar announces that your domain name has been transferred, it
usually takes about 3 to 5 more working days before it is active.
In order to complete domain transfer process, all Internet
providers must update (synchronize with your domain registrar)
their records and name servers (DNS tables) to reflect the new site
location. This process is an autocratic process and depends on
particular ISP's DNS server setup refresh interval (normally 3 to 5
days and no longer than one week). This effect is called "DNS
your domain to Elysium Gates.