Upload using FTP

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP is the most commonly used to upload and download files to and from your website.
FTP allows you to look at your files and folders on the server as you would on your computer.

You can download your files from  the server edit them and then upload back to the server and on your website.

To access your FTP you will need FTP software on your computer. Here is a few free FTP software we recommend:

  • FileZilla
  • SmartFTP
  • CoreFTP
  • Website development software like Dreamweaver also have their own FTP built in

Once you have your FTP software on your computer, you will need to enter your details to access the FTP server.

Host: ftp.yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain with your actual own domain name)
Port: 21
Username: [cPanel username]
Password: [cPanel Password]

Directories

When you first open up your FTP and enter your login details you will see a list of folders.
Your site and files are in the folder called ‘public_html’
This is referred to as your root directory and is where all files are uploaded to
Any files outside this ‘public_html will not display or be available on your site.