CSKern FTP Setup
In order to connect to the CSKern FTP Server, you'll need the following details:
- Host: ftp.cskern.com
- Port: 21
- User: Provided to you via email.
- Password: Provided to you via email.
- Protocols Supported: FTP. FTPS & SFTP are not supported.
- Mode: Passive. If you're having trouble connecting, try active.
Choose an FTP Client
We recommend FileZilla for all platforms (including Apple's Mac OS) and will be using it for the examples in this article. Fetch for Mac OSX, also works fine.
Setting up FileZilla
- Download the FileZilla Client at http://filezilla-project.org/.
- Open the installer and click through the screens, the default options for everything are fine in most cases.
- You're ready!
Connecting to the CSKern FTP
- Open your FTP client
- If you're using FileZilla you'll see the "Quickconnect" bar at the top. Simply plug in details like you see in the image at right and click the "Quickconnect" button.
- If you're using a different client, plug in the details your client needs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're using Windows 7 or Windows 8, you may need to right-click on the program and select "Run as administrator" to get it work properly. This is especially applicable if you're having trouble downloading files from CS Kern to your computer.
After connected you may be a bit confused by the interface. Let's go over the pieces of the interface as labeled in the following image.
Window 1 is the status log. Descriptions of any operations that occur will appear here. If you are having trouble connecting or transferring a file, the contents of this window can help you figure out why. Or at the very least, give you an error message to give to us when you ask for help.
Window 2 is the directory structure of your computer or device.
Window 3 displays the files contained within the currently selected directory in Window 2.
Window 4 is the directory structure of the FTP site that you are connected to. In this case, CS Kern.
Window 5 displays the files contained within the currently selected directory in Window 4.
Window 6 is the transaction log. When you transfer a file, the progress and status of that transfer will be displayed here.
In order to transfer a file to CS Kern (upload), just double click the file in Window 3. If you can't see the file you want to transfer in Window 3, then you need to navigate to the directory where the file is stored in Window 2.
After initiating the transfer of your file by double-clicking it, you'll see a transfer happen in Window 6, and then a copy of your file will appear in Window 5. This means the file was successfully uploaded to CS Kern.
To download a file from CS Kern, simply reverse this process. Double-click the file you want to download in Window 5 and it should appear in Window 3 after a short download process. This means the file was successfully downloaded to your computer or device.