If you have a hostingplan at PCextreme you can upload files through FTP. This is the way to publish a website online. In this guide we explain how to do this.
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Uploading a website to your webhosting can be done with an FTP client. We recommend FileZilla. You can download FileZilla for free on their website.
To be able to connect to your webspace with FTP you need a useraccount and password. You can create or edit FTP users through your control panel. You can read more about FTP user management in this article.
Our platform requires an encrypted connection. Set your FTP client to SFTP and use port 22 to utilise an encrypted connection.
Setting up FileZilla
When you start up FileZilla you may enter your FTP credentials. Leaving the port input field empty will enable FileZilla to fill it in automatically. You can also use port 21.
When you enter your details you can click the Quick Connect button. You should see the logs in the upper left screen now.
Upload your website
The bottom of the screen in FileZilla is separated in two halves: Local Site and Remote Site. The left screen contains an overview of your local filesystem.
- Go to the folder in which your website is stored. On the right you will see a folder called domains/<yourdomain>/htdocs/www/.
- The www folder is the folder in which you should place all your website’s files. You can upload these files by dragging these into the Remote Site part of the screen.
- In the bottom of the screen, you will see a queue of files that are being uploaded to Filezilla. When this process is done, all files will be uploaded.