How to upload files to the Internet
Posted by on 19 July 2013 12:05 PM
When an Internet browser visits your website, the first thing it does is search your /public_html folder for a file called "index." It can be index.htm, index.html, index.php, or have another ending, but the main part will be called "index," with a lower-case "i." If an index file is found, this is displayed in the Internet browser automatically. Most websites use this index file as the website’s home page. You can view the /public_html folder yourself by using your cPanel's File Manager. You can use a variety of methods to publish your index file.
To upload to your primary domain, you will also need your FTP login information and settings from your HostPapa welcome e-mail.
If you are uploading to an addon domain, please read this article to determine your settings: http://hostpapasupport.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/1177
For more information, please read these articles:
Where can I get an FTP software program?
How do I FTP my website files using Fetch (for Mac)?
Video tutorials on using FTP programs: http://hostpapasupport.com/tutorials/Tutorials_FTP.shtml
Web Design Program’s Built-In File Transfer Feature
How can I upload my webfiles using FTP in Dreamweaver?
How do I upload my site using Microsoft Publisher?
How do I publish my iWeb site? http://hostpapasupport.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/1171
cPanel’s File Manager
We suggest you do not use File Manager if you have a large number of files to upload. File Manager uploads only one file at a time and will not let you select entire folders. This can be a very long process unless you can create a compressed (zip) file to upload your entire website at once.