Hosting Industry Demystified

Upload your files using a FTP

Most graphical operating systems have a browser installed by default. The basic idea is to first establish a connection with server and your computer and then upload the files.

  1. Open your web browser and enter ftp://username@domainname.com in the address bar.
  2. You will be prompted to enter the password for this account
  3. Once you successfully login you will see a listing of the files in your website on server.
  4. You can now drag files from your local computer into this folder to upload files to server or drag files from this folder to your local computer to download files off your website.

If you require a different home page name (called a “default document”), you can update it through the Control Panel or technical support person accommodate your needs. Please let it know what name you require. In most cases it is easier to rename your home page to one of the documents above. Please note that some file names (such as .asp and .shtml) are reserved for specific types of web applications. If you are unsure of which file extension to use, you can probably safely use .htm or .html.

Also, these documents carry an “order of precedence” as they are listed above. For example, if you have both an index.html file and a default.html file, the index.html file will show up when viewing your site with the domain name or IP address.

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