We all know how boring and exhausting it is to transfer huge web projects developed locally to a webserver simply via FTP.
The File Transfer Protocol is a really nice solution if you need to transfer small amounts of files, but if you're planning to transfer your local development on your webserver via FTP it can take literally hours. For example a Joomla! installation package extracted on your local machine and transfered to the webdirectory where it's going to be installed takes more than ONE
hour via the open source FTP client called Filezilla
This is wasted time that you could have spent more productively going through the installation process, setting up a database connection for your project and have written your first articles in your blog or CMS.
There are several approaches to avoid long transfer time. I will go through one of them, where the good old FTP-client is still involved but where you will need an connection to your webserver via SSH (Secure Shell
), another very useful and encrypted network protocol.
What you need:
Filezilla or similar FTP client
Terminal App on a Mac or the comand line on a Windows System
In our common scenario you likely have a local webserver installed where you already have a development of your webproject and what you need to do now is to create a zip file of the folder where your …