You can upload or backup your website by moving a copy of your files between your computer and your cPanel Linux Hosting account with File Transfer Protocol (FTP). You may feel free to use the FTP client of your choice; however in this guide we will be using FileZilla.
You will want the following:
- Your Server IP address or domain name
- Your FTP credentials
- Your FTP password
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The following screenshots are from FileZilla 3.14.1
- Launch FileZilla, then select File >> Site Manager.
- Fill out the FTP credentials as shown below:
Field What to enter Host Server IP address or domain name Port 21 Protocol FTP - File Transfer Protocl Encryption Plain FTP Logon Type Normal User Your FTP username Password Your FTP password
For SFTP, substitute the following settings:
- Port: 22
- Protocol: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
- The end result in Filezilla should look similar to the following:
- In the Remote site section, open your website's root directory. For your primary domain name, that's the public_html folder. The root directory might be different for a secondary or addon domain.
- In the Local site section, open the location on your computer where you store your website files locally.
- To upload your files: In the Local site section, select all of your website's files and directories and drag them into the Remote site section. Once the files have been moved, your site is live.
- To download your files: In the Remote site section, select all of your website's files and directories and then drag them into the Local site section. After the files have been moved, you'll have a backup of your website saved on your computer.
- Uploading and downloading your website or your entire hosting account can take awhile, depending on the size of your site and your internet connection.
- Here's how to find the root directory for a secondary or addon domain.
- If your website uses databases (such as MySql or MSSQL), make sure that you also make a backup of those databases to create a full backup.
- For hassle-free backups, learn about our paid Website Backup service.