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From videojug.com (Approved: Donna_Strobel)
 
If you're interested in setting up your own website, you'll need to upload files to your hosting company. This film explains what uploading and FTP are, and how to do it.

Your website's files aren't hosted on your computer; they're hosted on a server which is probably miles away from you. You need to get your website's files up to the server in order for your website to go live.

This is done by ftp, which stands for “File Transfer Protocol”. Through the control panel at your hosting company's website, you can set up an ftp address associated with your account; ftp.videojug.com, for example.

Think of ftp as being like another disk on your computer which you can copy files to and from. If you boot up Internet Explorer, and type ftp.whateveryourwebsitescalled.com into the address bar, you'll be prompted for your username and password.
 
Ages: 12 - 18 License: Proprietary Owner: unspecified Found by Donna_Strobel
  • Unless changed, the Finder is the person who uploaded the video to WatchKnowLearn.
  • The Finder is allowed to "lock" information about the Owner and Producer (so other accounts cannot edit this information). The Finder field should match the Owner field when a video is entered in a contest.
  • As owner of a video, you can have finder rights transferred to you.
Simply click "Request Finder Rights" and an e-mail will be sent to the current Finder of the video. The Finder may then transfer rights to you. If he or she does not, bear in mind that an Administrator will see the refusal of your request and will be able to review it.

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