How to upload website files to your hosting account using the FTP client Filezilla, with cPanel shared hosting?
The Filezilla Quickconnect tool links your local computer with your hosting account to allow quicker, easier, uploads of website files and data. The settings you enter in the Quickconnect tool can vary slightly based on the type of shared hosting platform you purchased. For this reason, it’s important to know which platform you have.
If you’re unsure, which shared hosting platform you have access to your hosting accounts page and at the bottom of a domain names card, you’ll see the name of the platform you purchased. The directions covered specific to Filezilla and the cPanel shared hosting platform.
Before you begin Ensure that you’ve set up your cPanel hosting account and you’ve downloaded and installed the Filezilla application to start, open Filezilla on your computer.
To link Filezilla to your hosting account, you’ll need to enter four settings in the Quickconnect tool. First in the Host field enter the IP address for your website. Not sure what your IP address is, just log into your hosting account and open your cPanel dashboard. Your website IP address is on the left side of the screen got it.
Next enter the username and password for your hosting account, Keep in mind.
This is the username and password you established. When you set up your hosting account in cPanel, it may differ from the one you use to access. Not sure what your hosting username or password is.
On a web browser click, I forgot link and you’ll be able to reset your hosting accounts, username and password. Now let’s get back to Filezilla
In the Port field, type 21 Keep in mind if you’re using a hosting platform other than cPanel. The Port number may be different. The Successful status message in this window indicates that Filezilla is now connected to your website hosting account.
The Filezilla screen is divided into two main parts. The left side is the Local site area, where you can see the directories and files stored on your local computer. The right side is the Remote Site area, where you can see the website directories and files. You have stored at your hosting provider.
In the Remote Site area, open your website’s root directory, or the public_html folder. Other hosting platforms may use a different name for the webroot directory.
Now on the Local site, side finds and opens the folder that contains the files of your website. Select all of the files in your website folder and drag them across to the Remote Site area. During the upload process, a series of status messages will display in the window at the bottom of the screen.
When the upload is complete, a copy of your website files will display in the Remote Site area of Filezilla that’s it, now that you’ve uploaded your website files open a web browser and navigate to your domain to see what visitors will see.
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