PC: Downloading Your Website

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Svija works by continually keeping these two folders synchronized:

  • “sync” on your website’s server — used to display your website
  • “sync” on your computer – where you design your website

The sync folder on the server already exists — this page helps you copy it to your computer.

1. Configure WinSCP

Open WinSCP and enter the information from your Svija email:

Click the arrow to the right of the Save ▼ button and choose Set Defaults

Click the green Login button to connect to your site

  • Choose Yes when asked “Continue connecting to an unknown server?

At this point, you should see your documents in the left pane and your website files in the right pane:

2. Download Your Website Files

In the left pane of WinSCP, navigate to where you’d like to store your website, then:

  • create a folder (F7) with the name of the website (example.svija.site)
  • create a folder inside that called sync
  • double-click until you are inside the sync folder

To download your website, select everything in the right pane except the “..” and drag it to the left pane:

The “..” is not a real folder — it’s a shortcut to the parent folder.

3. Save the Configuration

Type ctrl-N to bring up the Login window, then

  • select your website
  • click the Advanced button
  • in the left column choose Directories

Fill out the directories as follows:

  • Remote: /home/example/sync
    replace “example” with your Connect ID
  • Local: click and navigate to the sync folder from the previous section
  • check Synchronize browsing
  • click OK

You’ve successfully downloaded your website

Now you’re ready to try changing the text on a page.

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