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Third-Party Website Creation and FTP Documentation for Your Shared Hosting Account

Date Submitted: 9/10/12

Numerous third-party applications exist for the creation and/or uploading of files to your Windows or Linux shared hosting account website. To use these applications, you will need the following FTP settings on hand:

FTP User Name
The user name for your hosting account. For more information, see Finding Your Hosting/FTP Login or User Name.
FTP Password
The password for your hosting account. If you don't know your FTP password, see Changing Your Hosting Account (FTP/Panel) Password and Username.
website URL
http://www.coolexample.com
Remote website Location or Remote FTP Host
Depending on your FTP application, any of the following may be valid:
  • ftp://coolexample.com
  • ftp://NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN
  • ftp://ftp.coolexample.com/
  • ftp://ftp.NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN/
  • ftp.coolexample.com
  • ftp.nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
Root Directory
Leave blank or enter a subdirectory off the root.

For help with a specific FTP application, see the following resources:

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