Web design & hosting forum: Managing my server... without FTP

by: GovernmentMan September 1, 2006 11:27 PM PDT

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Managing my server... without FTP

by GovernmentMan - 9/1/06 11:27 PM

Until a few days ago, I was able to sit down at my computer at home, download a webpage, work on it with Dreamweaver, and upload it back to my school's website, which I administrate. This was very straight forward, as I used FTP, through either the Explorer interface or the FireFTP Firefox extension. I was able to upload, download, move, rename, delete, and the like, without having to actually be on the campus.

Recently, the County Office of Education, whom grants us an Internet connection, disabled all FTP communications (much to the dismay of me, my overseer, the school's techie, and the superintendant himself), for "lolz securiity reas0ns." All attempts to persuade them to undo this have failed.

Is there any possible way that I can have this same kind of complete control over said server as I did before, but without FTP? Like, maybe PHP, or something? I'm completely new to everything that is not Flash, Photoshop, and basic HTML, so please talk to me as you would a three year old.

Any help is appreciated.

The server in question is running Windows 2000 Server Edition, Service Pack 4. The server application is IIS. Dual-core processor, about 1.5 GHz.

I have multiple computers at home, with ranges of specs. Although, that shouldn't matter, anyway.

(I hope that I'm not forgetting anything...)

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