Upload the local version of website to the server. Your ISP is likely to tell you what ftp software he expects you to use. The most popular seems to be shareware called WSFTP. My ISP directed me to cuteftp which I've come to have great respect for. I consider the biggest flaw in the automated process to be synchronizing the local site (in my computer) with the files on the server. The upload process is easy for a few dozen files going into one or two directories, but it is very difficult for thousands of files going into dozens of subdirectories.