How to Upload a Website

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:

The connection information you will need:

  • Server:
  • Username: either
  • your admin username (the initial user that was created for you)
  • or (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.