Connecting Remotely to your Server Home Folder with Mac OS X using Cyberduck

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Downloading Cyberduck

  • To download the free Cyberduck FTP Application, open up your web browser and go to http://cyberduck.ch
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  • Click on the download link to the right next to the Mac logo.
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  • Wait for the application to download
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  • If prompted, click Download
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  • Go to your Downloads folder.
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Opening Cyberduck

  • Double-click on the Cyberduck application icon.
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  • If prompted to make Cyberduck your default FTP application, click Change
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Connecting to an FTP Site

  • Click on the Open Connection button to start a new connection.
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  • Choose FTP (File Transfer Protocol) from the drop-down box.
  • Enter in your server's hostname in the Server field.
  • Enter in your server's FTP port number in the Port field.
  • Enter in your server username in the Username field.
  • Enter in your server password in the Password field.
  • Click Connect
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  • Once the connection has been established, you will see the folders and files in your server home directory.
  • Double-click on the Documents folder to open it up.
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Uploading Files

  • Click Upload to launch the File Browser dialog window.
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  • Navigate and select the files you want to upload to the server.
  • You can select multiple files by holding down <SHIFT> or <CTRL>.
  • Click Upload to start the transfer.
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  • The upload status bar will launch.
  • The status will say Upload Complete when the files are done transferring. This could take a while if you have a lot of large files to transfer.
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  • You will now see the files in your server home directory.
  • Click Disconnect when done to close the FTP connection.
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