Uploading Files to Your Website (FTP)
To make your website visible on the Internet, you need to upload your website's files to your hosting account. There are a number of ways to do this, all of which accomplish the same thing (i.e. getting files from your local computer to your hosting account with us).
|Tool||Where to find more info|
|FileZilla (Recommended)||Connecting to Your Hosting Account with FileZilla (FTP)|
|Built-in File Manager||Uploading Files through Your Control Panel|
|Other Third-Party Apps||This article|
Third-Party Apps (FTP Clients & Website Building Programs)
There are two types of applications that let you move your website's files from your computer to your hosting account with us:
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients that do nothing but transfer files between your computer and a remote server (hence the name File Transfer Protocol). Examples include FileZilla, Fetch (Mac), and gFTP (Linux).
- Site Building Programs that help you build Websites often including a publishing feature to move the Website from within the application to your hosting account. Examples of these include Adobe Dreamweaver® and Microsoft Expression Web®.
Though each of these clients works a little differently, they'll ask for similar settings.
|Field||What to enter...|
|Host Name||Your primary hosted domain name, or your hosting account IP address (more info)|
|FTP User Name||Your hosting account's username (more info)|
|FTP Password||Your hosting account's password (more info)|
|Website URL||Your Website's URL (e.g.http://www.coolexample.com)|
|FTP Website URL||Your FTP server's URL (e.g.ftp://www.coolexample.com)|
|Port||Type 21 (FTP) or 22 (sFTP)|
|Passive||If available, select the option to use passive FTP|
|Start Directory||Your website's root directory (more info)|
Because all of these programs are different, there are a number of different permutations of the FTP Website URL that might or might not work.
For additional information about configuring specific FTP clients, see the following articles:
- Publishing Your Website With Fetch and Fetch's documentation
- Using Windows XP to Upload Your Website
- Using Internet or Windows Explorer to Upload Your Website with Windows XP
- Publishing your Website with Dreamweaver CS4
- Publishing Your Website with Dreamweaver CS5
- Publishing Your Website with Dreamweaver CS6
- CoffeeCup HTML Editor
- Dreamweaver CS3
- Dreamweaver MX 2004
- Microsoft Publisher 2007
- Microsoft Publisher 2003