Okay, so you have a domain name, and you have your own hosting. You’ve created a nice looking web page on Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Frontpage or any other HTML editor and you would like to publish them online for the world to see. If your web host offers cPanel, then that’s how you enter your file manager. Just log into cPanel with the details you received when you signed up for an account. Click on ‘File Manager’ or if you’re doing this on your mobile phone or an older version of cPanel you might have to select ‘Legacy File Manager’.
You should find a folder called ‘www’ or ‘Public_html’ and anything you place in these folders will be published online. Your HTML home page should be called ‘index.html’ and ensure that the other pages on the site are linked to each other. You can verify this before you upload the files online.
If you’re not into the whole cPanel charade, you might want to consider uploading your files through FTP (File Transfer Protocol). There are many excellent freewares online that allows you to do this:
Or if you don’t want to download an FTP freeware you can opt for an web-based FTP solution:
*If you have a slow internet connection, I personally recommend going for CoreFTP or Net2ftp.
The information you will need to login to FTP is your hostname or server IP address, username and password. Your web host should be able to give you all these details if they weren’t sent to you when you signed up with them.
The great thing about using FTP to upload your files is that it is almost exactly like your computer, where you get to see all your folders and you can click and drag files into them. FTP works in the same manner.
That’s all there is to it, your files will be online in no time!