Upload a website to your hosting account

Firstly you should understand how your Windows hosting space works. Within your hosting space are a number of different folders that are hidden from every day web browsers but which are accessible via FTP and from our File Manager. The folder structure looks something like this:

  • your-domain.com
    • data
    • logs
    • wwwroot

Note: If you have more than one website in your hosting space then you would have a set of these folders for each website you host.

Each folder has a function and we recommend this folder structure be left intact for proper functioning of your web space. Here is an overview of each folders function.

data: This folder is for storing secure files, for example access database files that can be accessed from your web applications but not directly by your website visitors.

logs: As the name suggests this is where all your raw web logs are stored. You can download them to your local PC for safe keeping.

wwwroot: This folder is where you should place all your website files.

You can upload your website files in the following ways:

  • Via File Manager:
    Sometimes it can be quicker and simpler when you are first uploading your website to use the file manager from SolidCP account. Simply create a zip file of your sites files locally and upload the zip file to the wwwroot folder using the file manager (or FTP if you like). Then use the unzip command to unpack the contents of your zip file. This can be much faster than transferring all the individual website files via FTP especially for large sites.

  • Via FTP:
    Using your preferred FTP program (We recommend the open source Filezilla FTP program) connect to our FTP server using the following settings:
    Host name: ftp.negox.com
    Port: 21
    Passive mode: No
    User name: Assigned in your welcome letter
    Password: Assigned in your welcome letter
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