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FTP Support

The best way to upload files to the server is via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). While all 32-bit Windows operating systems include a command-line FTP program with the OS, you are probably going to want to get a graphical FTP program. We've provided links to a couple of the most popular FTP programs available:

  • WS_FTP LE (available for 16-bit and 32-bit Windows)
  • Fetch (available for Macintosh platforms running MacOS)

FTP supports both binary and ASCII transfer modes. Most files, such as programs, compressed files and graphics should be uploaded using the binary method. Text files (TXT, HTML, and perl scripts) should be uploaded using the ASCII method. When in doubt, use binary.

Please note that Fetch refers to binary as raw data and ASCII as text. When using command-line FTP clients, you can type "bin" and "ascii" to toggle between the two upload methods.

For more information, please refer to our Web Hosting or Talker/Mud support pages.

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