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 tools you can use to do this, all of which accomplish the same thing (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||Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk|
|Other Third-Party Apps||This article|
There are two types of applications that let you move your website's files from your computer to your hosting account with us:
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 (Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk)|
|FTP User Name||Your hosting account's username (Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk)|
|FTP Password||Your hosting account's password (Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk)|
|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) or your hosting account's IP address (Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk) — if neither of these work, see the FTP Site URL Variations section below|
|Port||Type 21 (FTP) or 22 (sFTP)|
|Passive||If available, select the option to use passive FTP|
|Start Directory||Your website's root directory (Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk)|
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.