Uploading your site

Important: When uploaded your files, the home page needs to be named index.html, index.htm, index.phtml, or index.php and the files need to be uploaded into the public_html directory.

Uploading Files with FTP (File Transfer Protocol)


NOTE: You can also upload files via your control panel, go to FILE
MANAGER and follow the prompts. See the File Manager
section for more.


To Use FTP – First you will need an FTP Program to upload your files to
your account. There are several available on the net for free. We will use
WS/FTP by Ipswitch for this example. Another popular FTP program is CuteFTP.
You can download your FTP program at http://www.hotfiles.com and search for
FTP.

Got your FTP program? Great, now open it up. If you are using
WS/FTP you will see a sessions property window (users of CuteFTP will be asked
for the same information just in different places in the program..sorry you
will need to find this yourself).

Below is what you are asked for and
what you need to enter:
A.) Profile Name: Optional… anything from your
web site name to Bob Smith, you choose.

B.) Host Name/Address: Enter
your ftp server address here.
ftp.yourdomain.com
(yourdomain
being the domain name you registered)

Note: If your domain is not
pointing to our server yet you must use your I.P. address which was on your
welcome e-mail and is also located on the left side of your online control
panel. When you use your I.P. address, simply type it under the Host
Name/Address section alone. (you will not need ftp. or .com if you use your
I.P. address)


C.) Host Type: Leave it on auto detect.

D.)
UserID: You chose this during the sign-up process. This has also been sent to
you in your welcome e-mail. It is the same username you use to access this
page. It should be entered as:
………………………….your user
name
(no spaces)

E.) Password: This has also been sent in your
welcome letter. Please be aware that the password is cAsE SensiTive.

Note: If you changed your passcode in the control panel under ‘Change
Password’ the your FTP password will also change.


Got it all
filled out? Now, Click on ‘Connect’. It should log you into your main
directory.

On the left are the files in your hard drive. Double
Clicking one of those files will upload it into your web space. To start with,
browse to the folder on your hard drive that has your web site. (Clicking the
arrow at the top of that screen will move you up a /dir – double clicking on a
/dir will move you into that /dir.)

Next look on the right side, and
you will see some folders. Double click on the folder labeled WWW. This is
where all your public web site files and pages should be located.

On
your right you are now seeing your account. Our server recognizes file formats
by extension. This means a client retrieving a file named .htm or .html will be
told it is in HTML format. Make sure that you have the proper extensions when
uploading your files. Your main page should be named index.htm or
index.html

You should upload graphic files (such as .jpg or .gif
files) in ‘Binary’ mode with FTP, and HTML or scripts in ‘Ascii’ mode in order
to ensure that there are no extraneous ‘control’ characters in your scripts or
pages. WS/FTP has a check box near the center which allows you to choose
automatic. This will make the WS/FTP use the correct mode each time.


If you do not transfer a file for a long time, the server will log you out
of FTP, and you will need to re-connect.



File Manager



You can use File Manager to upload files to your web site, up to 12
files in one go. Although useful, a third-party FTP client has many more
features and does not limit you to the number of files you can upload at one
time. Refer to the FTP section for more information.


To upload files in File Manager:




  1. Navigate to the folder where you want to upload your files.



  2. Click on the Upload file(s) link.



  3. Click on the
    Browse button
    button next to one of the top fields.



  4. Search for and double-click on the first file to upload.



  5. Repeat the above steps for each file you want to upload.



  6. Click on the Overwrite existing files tick box if you want to
    overwrite existing files of the same name.



  7. Click on the
    Upload button
    button when you have finished selecting files. The status of the upload will
    appear in the top-right corner of your window. The contents of the folder is
    displayed in the main area, including your uploaded files.




Uploading files in File Manager