Simple way to publish website : in this post we will teach about FILE and FTP account When we buy a hosting, we get login option in cPanel by means of which we can do necessary setting of the website. It is not necessary that every hosting provider will provide cPanel, they can provide some other software also. Even for those who provide cPanel option, all option may not be same or in same sequence but cPanel is simple way to publish website.
We need to login to freehosting.com via cPanel. This will get edited by freehosting.com.
We will see file menu first in the cPanel.
File Manager: file manager provides us the facility of uploading any file or folder on the website directly, the task that is generally done via FTP, we can do via file manager. When you open file manager you will see window as shown below:
We can upload any file on our website by means of this window. The content that is seen on the url (address) of the website, is saved in folder called “public_html”. The files that we saved in “public_html” folder, are accessible from the website address.
FTP Account: In menu, we see an option of “FTP account” also, by means of which we can transfer files to hosting account from a local computer. Upon clicking the FTP option, the window that you see will have “add new FTP” option as shown below:
We can create new FTP account by filling the form in the window. In the same window, downward, 2 special FTP accounts will be seen, these come along with the hosting account.
We can see, first FTP account “sumitcl1”, and information of which is available in the email sent by hosting server. To log into FTP, we need to click on “configure FTP client” against sumitcl1.
Here, three FTP client can be seen out of which first two are for windows and third is for apple Mac. We can download any one of these. For more information on FTP client setup/download, click on “Instructions (new window)”.
Backup: in this menu we get the backup option, through which we take backup of the website at any point of time. Also we can use old backups to restore the website.