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By Freeola Support on 18th December, 2017 | 0 Comment(s)

Welcome to the Freeola Internet customer support pages. This guide is designed to help with uploading your website via FTP using Dreamweaver CS5 for any Freeola hosted website. For more internet help topics please visit our main Support Page.


In order to upload files to any Freeola hosted website you will need to access your webspace via FTP. Most, if not all, web design programs feature an element of FTP uploading, this page gives brief instructions on one of these, Dreamweaver CS5.


Before you start with the FTP upload please ensure at this point that you have your Freeola internet connection currently connected or your domain name is signed up for our VIP Hosting service. For further information on uploading via FTP please read our Basic Guide to FTP and Web Space. 


  1. The first step is to set up a site profile for your Freeola hosted website. Load up Dreamweaver, select Site from the menu and then select New site.

  2. This window will allow you to give a name to your site, this has no bearing on how the program will connect to your web space. However, I would advise you label your website something memorable and unqiue from any other sites you may upload to. For example, your domain name or web address would be advisable to be entered as a domain label.

  3. Click Servers from the left hand side. Click the + (plus) button to add a server.

  4. In order to upload files to the web server you will first need the FTP server, username and password. If you do not already have this information to hand it is available from within your MyFreeola account by selecting My Websites from the left-hand menu.

  5. In the first field you are prompted to enter a Server Name. This can be anything you wish but, as above, it is advised you choose something memorable and unique.

  6. Select Connect using FTP, then enter your FTP Host which is your domain name (example:  Host or Root Directory should be htdocs.

  7. Enter your FTP username within the Login field. The FTP username will vary depending on your Freeola hosting package, VIP Hosting customers will have a username in the form of vip0000000 whilst other customers will have an sr number username. The password for your FTP space needs to be entered within the Password field.

  8. Finally, click more options. Select use passive FTP then Save this information. Dreamweaver should now attempt to connect to your webspace.

  9. Assuming all information was entered correctly, the message Dreamweaver connected to your Web server successfully indicates that you successfully connected to the FTP server. Your files should now be uploaded to your webspace and your files displayed for visitors to your domain name.

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