Uploading Your Website to a Linux Hosting Package

This guide explains two ways to upload your website files to your Linux Shared Hosting Package. Via cPanel’s File Manager and via FTP.

1. via File Manager:

Step 1: Please make sure your site’s first page is named “index”.
Step 2: Compress/zip your site’s files and save the compressed/zipped file in a directory of your choosing on your PC.
Step 3: Use your cPanel login details (sent to you in the “New Account Info” email when your hosting was set up) to log into your cPanel.
Step 4: Once logged in on cPanel find and open “File Manager”.
Step 5: Find and navigate to the “public_html” folder.
Step 6: Delete all files inside the public_html folder (DO NOT delete the public_html folder itself).
Step 7: While still inside the public_html folder click on the ‘upload’ button (on the top panel).
Step 8: Click ‘choose file’ and browse to the directory where you saved your compressed/zipped site file. Once you have selected it the upload process will begin automatically.
Step 9: Go to the “public_html” directory again, click on your compressed/zipped site file once and at the top panel click on the ‘Extract’ button to extract your site to the public_html folder.
Step 10: Delete the compressed/zipped file in order to save some space on your hosting account.

2. via FTP

Step 1: Please make sure your site’s first page is named “index”.
Step 2: Download and install and lauch an FTP Client (we recommend FileZilla)
Step 3: Use your cPanel login details (sent to you in the “New Account Info” email when your hosting was set up) to FTP to your hosting space.
           Host: your server hostname or IP address
           Username: your cPanel username
           Password: your cPanel password
           Port: 21
Step 4: When logged in navigate to the “public_html” folder and delete all files inside of the public_html folder (DO NOT delete the public_html folder itself).
Step 5: Transfer all your website files to your public_html folder.

For any further assistance please be sure to contact us.