Davor's PHP Constructor - User Documentation
FTP Client is a very simple program part that will attempt to connect to any FTP server you specify,
try to check status of remote files and then to allow you to upload your local files. Please note
that this is just a quick way to upload your scripts and, like Page Editor, can not replace more
complex FTP clients. You can only upload files that are assigned to projects. On the other way, if all
file target directories are set properly, you are just a click away from instant publishing of your
whole project to a web server directly from the IDE. Synchronization works on currently
More than one FTP Client window can be opened at a time (considering that you have more projects to
synchronize) and synchronization can work in the background (if you switch to some other IDE window);
however, depending on FTP server response time, IDE may function somewhat dizzy while synchronization
is in progress in background.
You can specify FTP settings for each project separately. If you press "Save" button, connection
parameters will be saved to your project file.
Before you can connect to your FTP server, you must enter following connection parameters:
When you set necessary parameters, press "Connect" button. Program will try to connect and immediately after
connection will compare versions and status of local and remote files. Different target files will be marked with
red color and automatically selected for synchronization. All FTP messages are displayed in the bottom of the
- Host name and port - use host:port format, such as "pleskina.com:39"; if you ommit port number,
default port number (21) will be used.
- User name
- Password - you can not see password while entering it, so if you can not connect, please check
if you maybe typed incorrect password
- Base directory on server - program will try to change to that directory when connected;
it must exist as a subdirectory of your initial login directory. Leave it empty if you do not
need to change to any directory after connection. Please note that each file can have target
directory - file's target directory will be APPENDED to this base directory. So, if base directory is
for example "public_html", and target directory of specific file is "doc", program will attempt to upload
the file to "public_html/doc" directory
- Time difference ignored - enter time (in hours and minutes) difference to ignore while comparing time stamps of
local and remote files. Use this to avoid time zone differences and to get better information on
remote file age. Note that most FTP servers will set upload time as file time, so your local file
will instantly become older than remote file. In the same way, FTP server's machine can have incorrectly
set system clock, so entering reasonable time difference will prevent confusion about file age. If you
don't rely on file timestamp when comparing files, ignore this option or set it to 24:00 so you only
check day difference.
After file comparison, you can select/deselct files for upload. Press upload button to start upload.
Notice that there is no progress bar while uploading, so don't think that something is wrong if program appears
to do nothing for a while - just be patient while a file uploads.
The synchronization can be stopped by pressing "Stop" button, but the response may be delayed if upload or
communication with server is in progress. Again - be patient.
Press "Disconnect" button to close FTP connection. Connection closes automatically when you close FTP Client window
or exit the IDE.