FlieZilla - How to upload files with FileZilla

FileZilla is an free FTP program (available for windows, linux and MAC)  that will help you publish/upload your website files to the web quickly and easily.

htttp://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client
(Just click the "Downloads" link and from the next page, download the one that has "setup" in the file name).

Once you have downloaded FileZilla, install it on your computer just like you would install any other Windows program.

FileZilla is an free FTP program (available for windows, linux and MAC)  that will help you publish/upload your website files to the web quickly and easily.

Step 1) Connect to your account using FileZilla.

When you first run FileZilla, you'll notice that on the top part there are 4 fields that you need to fill out in order to connect to your account:



Here's the information you must enter in those fields:

Host: Enter your domain name (without the "http://" or the "www" parts like in the example above).
Username: Enter the same username you use to login to your control panel.
Password: Enter the same password you use to login to your control panel.
Port: Leave it blank for FileZilla to auto-detect it (enter 21 if it doesn't work).

Once you've entered the information described above, click "Quick connect" and FileZilla should connect to your Hit Director account.


Step 2) Navigate to your "public_html" folder.

When FileZilla connects, it will do so to the root directory of your account, so you must navigate to the "public_html" folder. The public_html folder is the place where you *must* upload any file that you want to have available online.



Optional: If you want to publish files to a subdirectory, to a subdomain, or to a parked domain, all you need to do is double-click on that folder to access it. Once you are in the folder you want to upload your files to, proceed to step 3...


Step 3) Locate your website files in your computer.

Once FileZilla is connected and you are in the "public_html" folder of your web hosting account, you must locate the files you want to upload. Use the two panels shown below to browse your hard drive(s) and locate those files:




Step 4) Upload your website files.

Once you've located the website files you want to upload, simply drag and drop them into the righ-side panel (the one showing your public_html folder).



The bottom panel will show the progress of your files being uploaded. Once it stops, you can check your website with your favorite web browser.

Important: Keep in mind that the main page of your site must always be "index.html" in order for it to show up automatically in your browser (you can also use "index.php" if you are using php instead of HTML to build your site).

 



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