Synchronizing Web Sites on a Schedule via FTP

If you manage one or more Web sites, you know how difficult and time-consuming the task of regularly uploading, downloading or synchronizing the files can be. Comparing numerous files and directories, copying logs and data backwards and forwards, and removing obsolete entries and empty directories requires scrupulous attention and hours of time from a human being. Why doing the task by hand while it can be easily automated?

FTPGetter helps webmasters who can't stand the manual file copying anymore. The product provides easy synchronization between local and remote computers over the FTP protocol. You can assign folders to synchronize, specify files to upload or download, or create your own custom actions and run them by the schedule, ensuring that no single file or folder is left unprocessed without human interaction.

Webmasters and bloggers will appreciate the ability to put new content from their local PC online exactly when they want it yet without them doing it. Corporate users can upload and download scheduled reports, creating comprehensive archives of files that contain date and time in their names. Webcam owners can upload snapshots from their webcams on a schedule.

If you are developing a Web site, you probably have your graphics in one location, HTM L files in another, and anything that requires programming (e.g. JavaScript or PHP files) somewhere else. The directory structure and file naming convention is not necessarily the same as used on your Web server. If you have more than one site, using appropriate paths and file names quickly becomes from a regular headache to a constant problem.

What about log files and reports? The logs have the same name remotely, but must be stored under unique names on the local PC, or you'll overwrite the old ones. Cleaning the logs on the Web server regularly is also a good idea as they tend to grow bigger than you thought sooner than you expected, leaving you with no free space available on the server.

FTPGetter helps webmasters straighten things up. It is not difficult at all to transfer and clear log files, for example. You can easily set FTPGetter to download a certain file but name it with the current date on the local PC, and then, if the download was successful, delete the original log file on the server, cleaning up the free space. It is no more difficult setting FTPGetter to get files from various folders and put them together into any directory structure you might have on your Web server or servers. You can run PWD, CWD, RNFR, and RNTO commands on the remote server, and program your own scripts to execute on the local machine. Did I mention all that performs on a schedule?

With that many options, it is no more difficult creating a task than making a few decisions in a step-by-step wizard. The wizard asks simple questions and configures a task that performs complex jobs on a schedule.

Anyone can benefit from using FTPGetter by saving their time and effort.