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How To Upload Files To A Website by todhost(m): 11:51pm On Jan 13, 2017
Source: https://www.todhost.com/knowledgebase/783/How-to-upload-files-to-a-website.html

The usefulness of every website depends on the content of the website. People are not just interested in the quality of a web hosting service or the reputation of your web host. They are more interested in the content you offer through your website because that is what brings benefits, either in the form of learning, getting a service, purchasing a product or enjoying an application. Quality content are not just important for human visitors, they are also what search engines love about websites.

Every website owner wants to understand how to upload files. This will be necessary for the purposes of redesigning the website, updating the website or simply changing certain elements like images.

In this tutorial, we will show you the different ways to upload to our website control panel, also known as cPanel.

Uploading With cPanel Filemanager

The cPanel upload tool is one of the fastest means to upload a website. It is however good for file upload and probably the fastest means for file upload:

To use this tool, follow these steps:

Login to your website control panel. This will usually be accessed through yourdomainname.com/cpanel. You will authenticate with a username and password.
Once you are successfully logged in, click on FileManager. This will be found under files and appears at the top left position if you are using the Paper Lantern theme.
Within the filemanager, there is a top menu. Click on the “upload” button. A dialog box opens. Select the file you want to upload from the location within your local computer and click open to upload the file. Once the upload is complete, it will indicate a 100 percent completion on the task bar and the bar will turn green.
You may refresh to your uploaded file.

How to upload a folder from Filemanager

You can upload the content of a folder using the cPanel filemanager tool by following these steps:

Requirement: You will require a utility tool like WinRar or WinZip to be installed on your local computer to be able to upload the content of a folder.

Use your utility tool to zip your folder. That will convert your entire folder content into a single zipped file.
Login to your website control panel. This will usually be accessed through yourdomainname.com/cpanel. You will authenticate with a username and password.
Once you are successfully logged in, click on FileManager. This will be found under files and appears at the top left position if you are using the Paper Lantern theme.
Within the filemanager, there is a top menu. Click on the “upload” button. A dialog box opens. Select the file you have zipped from the location within your local computer and click open to upload the file. Once the upload is complete, it will indicate a 100 percent completion on the task bar and the bar will turn green.
You will now have to refresh the filemanager by clicking the refresh button to be able to view the zipped file you have uploaded.
Highlight the uploaded file with a simple tap.
Click on extract, this will open up the zipped file and convert it to a normal folder within your filemanager.
You may want to delete the uploaded zipped file from your filemanager. It is always good to delete such files and any other file not in use as a security measure.

Using an FTP Software for Upload

A File Transfer Protocol software like Filezilla and Ipswich FTP are good for file transfer to your live server. The procedure for uploading files using FTP is essentially the same for all FTP software.

With an FTP software, you can upload individual files as well as a set of files all at the same time. You will also be able to upload all files contained in a folder by simply uploading the folder. Usually this kind of upload is not possible with using the filemanager as explained above.

You will require the following information to be able to upload to your web server using an FTP software:

Server name: enter your domain name

Server address: enter domain name

Username: enter account username as indicated in your “New Account Information”. If you cannot remember, simply request if from your web host.

Password: Enter password as provided in your “New Account Information”. If cannot have access to the information, request that it be resent to you.

That will be all for you to be able to transfer files to our live server.

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Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by Faithdamy(m): 10:33am On Jan 14, 2017
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Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by todhost(m): 3:33am On Jan 16, 2017
Faithdamy:
Nice sir..
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You are welcome.
Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by 0955eb027(m): 6:58am On Jan 16, 2017
Here to learn.
Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by Vince77(m): 7:02am On Jan 16, 2017
Nice post.


You forgt to add that we should always click on *public_html* first before clicking "upload" . And also how to overwrite a web page when we make changes

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Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by flimzy24: 7:06am On Jan 16, 2017
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Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by Nobody: 7:21am On Jan 16, 2017
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Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by sunshineV(f): 7:32am On Jan 16, 2017
Gosh, why so long tho, didn't even read everything.... Pls who can't upload to a website? sad angry
Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by HtwoOw: 7:36am On Jan 16, 2017
Can i upload a phisher ?
Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by ITbomb(m): 7:59am On Jan 16, 2017
sunshineV:
Gosh, why so long tho, didn't even read everything.... Pls who can't upload to a website? sad angry
Many, if you are the type that help people you would know the number of newbie bloggers who want to learn how to upload


BTW, hosting your image on Google servers gives you SEO advantage even when you are using WP
Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by todhost(m): 10:54am On Jan 16, 2017
Thanks for your comments and observations particularly missing out the public_html folder
Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by HqBoss: 11:08am On Jan 16, 2017
all these longtin when there's wordpress
Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by todhost(m): 12:46pm On Jan 16, 2017
HqBoss:
all these longtin when there's wordpress

What about uploading WordPress from localhost? You stilll upload files and database. Though uploading a database is different from uploading files. We will teach database upload in a later tutorial
Re: How To Upload Files To A Website by Becki2323: 1:03pm On Jan 16, 2017
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