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FTP: Upload my files to cPanel hosting


If you have built your website with a text editor or program such as Dreamweaver, you will need to use an FTP client to upload your website from your computer to your cPanel hosting account.

Note: Your cPanel hosting account must be (set up) before you can upload files to it.

Find your FTP settings

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Click Web Hosting.
  3. Next to the cPanel account you want to use, click Manage.
  4. Make note of the IP address and cPanel username shown on the hosting plan details page. If you do not know what your cPanel password is, you can also change it from this page.

Connect to your cPanel account using your FTP client

We recommend (FileZilla) for FTP, but you can also use the FTP settings that you located previously for other FTP clients and sitebuilders. The instructions below reflect connecting via FTP with Filezilla.

  1. Download, install, and launch (FileZilla.)
  2. At the top of your Filezilla window, you will see a Quickconnect bar. QuickConnect bar
  3. In the Filezilla Quickconnect bar, fill in the following information and click Quickconnect:
    FieldWhat to enter…
    HostYour domain name or IP address
    UsernameYour FTP/cPanel username
    PasswordYour FTP password

Move files from your computer to your cPanel account

  1. In the Remote Site area on the right hand side of Filezilla, open your website’s root directory.
  2. In the Local Site area on the left hand size of Filezilla, open the folder containing your website. This folder should contain your website’s index file – like index.html or index.php.
  3. To upload your website, select all of your website’s files and directories, and then drag them from the Local Site area into the Remote Site area.

Note: How long it takes to upload your website depends on its size and your internet connection.

Now that your files are uploaded, you can go to your domain name and see your website!