This tutorial will show you how to install fetch, link to your .com, and where to put your files online to reference.
Whats Fetch? Fetch is a affordable program that essentially creates a bridge from your computer to the internet. Using fetch you can upload files to any hosting service you have access to. For example you may need to reference an audio file, photo, or video somewhere on the internet. Fetch allows you to get that file online.
1: Download fetch. You can find fetch at this link . Click on the download link and download the most current version of Fetch.
Once you download fetch you’ll have a .dmg file somewhere on your computer. If you can’t find it you can look in the preferences of your browser to find out where it downloaded to.
2: To install fetch double click on the .DMG file and follow the instructions you are presented with.
3: Once Fetch is installed you’ll be able to locate it in your applications folder. Double click on the program to open it. (you can also add it to your genie bar for easy access on your desktop.
4: Now that you installed and opened fetch you’ll have to enter information to gain access to a hosting account. Regardless of the company you are getting hosting through the information is generally the same.
- your hostname: ex: youdotcomname.com
- your username: yourname
- your password: *********
5: logging in will give you access to a hosting account. hosting accounts are often times different. Sometimes the main folder is the www folder, sometimes public_html, and sometimes it’s your full .com name. This folder is the folder that displays the public information on your site. Double Click on it and you’ll see the contents inside it. Typically there is an index.html inside of it. Uploading a file to it is as simple as dragging and dropping the file into the fetch window.
That’s the basic instructions for installing an FTP client to your mac computer. If you have any questions feel free to ask.