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I am a brand new user to Contribute. I want to create a website connection.
I know I have the correct URL, the right FTP server name, user name and
password. I get a message that Contributre can not find the server.
I know that the URL I want to edit is a subdirectory of another URL(which is
actually the FTP hostname also)- does that matter?
Can you give me help on this please?