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Configuring your website in WinSCP

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4. Configuring your website in WinSCP

This tutorial assumes you already have WinSCP running on your computer, but have not connected to a remote server.

Now let's learn how to configure our website in WinSCP.

1) Enter the server address here.
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Keep the port number as it is, unless you know what you are doing.

2) Next, enter the user name here.
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3) Enter the password here.
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4) Now let's save this session so we can access it again in the future without entering all the info again.
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5) If you wish, you can check this option to save password so you don't have to enter it again.
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6) Here is our saved session. Let's log in to the server by clicking login.
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That's it! We've successfully connected to our website via FTP, and the session is saved for future use.

7) Let's go ahead and disconnect.

8) Click session.
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9) Then click disconnect.
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As we can see here, the session was saved, and we can log in quicker the next time we connect to this remote server.
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This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to configure your website in WinSCP.

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