How to upload your websites to Cpanel hosting

There are several ways to upload a site – we will provide you with the most common ones: 

1. cPanel File Manager
               
for cPanel paper_lantern theme               
for cPanel x3 theme

2. FTP clients



1. cPanel File Manager (recommended for a small number of files)
for cPanel paper_lantern theme
for cPanel x3 theme


for cPanel paper_lantern theme:


1. Go to cPanel > Files section > File Manager menu: 



2. You will be taken to home directory by default: 



From here you can move to the root folder for your website. If you wish to upload the content for the main domain, navigate to public_html directory



3. If you want to view hidden system files such as .htaccess or others, click on Setting in the right top corner: 



And enable Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) in the pop-up window: 



4. Hit Upload button: 



5. Then click on Select File or simply drag-and-drop the need files from your local machine: 



6. Once uploaded, you will see this message: 



7. You can also Extract or Compress archives which is very helpful and fast especially when uploading/downloading multiple files: 




While File Manager is instantly accessible via cPanel and does not need to be installed additionally, it is considered to be less convenient than an FTP client. 


for cPanel x3 theme:


1. Go to cPanel > the Files section > the File Manager menu: 


2. Choose Document root and a site you need to upload files for from the drop-down list and hit Go. If you want to go straight to public_html, check Web root: 



If you want to view hidden system files such as .htaccess ones or others, leave the box Show Hidden Fileschecked. 

3. Click the Upload button: 



4. Then click on Browse... to select the file from your local machine: 



5. Once uploaded, you will see this message at the bottom on the right: 



6. You can also extract or compress archives which is very helpful and fast especially when uploading/downloading multiple files: 





While File Manager is instantly accessible via cPanel and does not need to be installed additionally, it is considered to be less convenient than an FTP client. 



2. FTP clients (recommended for a large number of files/if the website files are frequently updated)

An FTP client allows you to quickly handle files and get instant access to your web space. The only downside is that you will still need to use cPanel in case you want to extract files because FTP clients do not support this feature. 

There are plenty of FTP clients, and you can choose one that’s up to you. If you ask us, we suggest that you use Filezilla - this is a popular FTP client with a friendly interface, easy to use and simple to configure. 

1.Download  the Filezilla client from the official site

2. Once you’ve installed it and see the Filezilla icon on your desktop, launch the program. 

3. It is possible to connect through different protocols: 

FTPes (explicit SSL mode, encrypted): 

Host: ftpes://server hostname or IP
Port: 21
Protocol: FTP 
Encryption: Require explicit FTP over TLS
Logon Type: Normal 
User: your cPanel username 
Password: your cPanel password 

SFTP (SSH-based secure FTP, encrypted): 

Host: sftp://server hostname or IP
Port: 21098
Protocol: SFTP
Logon Type: Normal 
User: your cPanel username 
Password: your cPanel password 

Once all the settings are filled out, click on Quickconnect

You are ready now to work on your website! 

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