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 & Site 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 sites often including a publishing feature to move the site 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 site's URL (e.g.http://www.coolexample.com)|
|FTP Site 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 Site URL that might or might not work.
NOTE: With Website Accelerator enabled, you need to use ftp.coolexample.com (where coolexample.com is your domain name) to FTP to your account. For more information, see What is Website Accelerator?
For additional information about configuring specific FTP clients, see the following articles:
- Publishing Your Site With Fetch and Fetch's documentation
- Using Windows XP to Upload Your Site
- Using Internet or Windows Explorer to Upload Your Site with Windows XP
- Publishing your web site 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