You will need to use an ftp client to upload your website. You can read a simple tutorial on how to use FTP here.
These free FTP clients are easy to use to upload your website files:
- SmartFTP (Windows) http://www.smartftp.com/
- Cyberduck (Mac) http://cyberduck.ch/
- FileZilla (Mac or Windows) http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client
The connection information you will need:
- Server: ftp.yourdomain.com
- Username: either
- your admin username (the initial user that was created for you)
- or firstname.lastname@example.org (if you created another ftp user ‘otheruser’ from your hosting control panel)
- Server Port: 21 for FTP, 22 for SFTP
When you login to your account with FTP, you will see a folder named ‘public_html’, go to this folder (it’s path is actually ‘/home/admin-username/public_html/’ in case you need to know) and save your website files there.
By default, your website already contains 3 items:
- cgi-bin folder (standard folder for scripts)
- index.html (the default page, gives some basic information about accessing your account)
- default.css (style sheet for above)
You will probably want to change at least the index.html file first, so that visitors get a more personalised page.