Knowledgebase : FTP
What do I need to begin uploading?

First you will need an FTP client, there are many available for both free and purchase, one we recommend is SmartFTP. You can download SmartFTP at keep in mind SmartFTP is a windows only FTP client.

Some other clients available are: (Linux) (Windows) (Mac)
Other FTP programs- Leech, CuteFTP, AceFTP

Enter this Info into your FTP Client.

#1 the IP address of the server to use at the FTP address (The IP should only be used temporarily while the DNS for your domain name propagates, once DNS propagation is complete you should use the domain name)
#2 port 21
#3 cpanelusername
#4 password

Sub Domain FTP accounts Require the user name to be in the form of a email address

#1 Your domain name to use at the FTP address
#2 port 21
#4 password


Where should I upload all of my website files?

All of your files should be uploaded to the folder called public_html
Your main page should be named index.html , index.htm or index.php (all lower case) and placed in the public_html folder.
That file will be the first page people see when they go to your site.

My domain works now, but some of the images on my site are broken. What's wrong?

If your pages are coded to call images like img src=”images/cars/hotrod.jpg” make sure that you have created an images folder in your public_html and then create a cars folder inside the images folder and place your hotrod.jpg in the cars folder.

In this example, we are using Dreamweaver MX. Start by setting up your Dreamweaver by creating a "new site" (Site>New Site), selecting New... use the following specifications to set up your connection:

What would you like to name your site?: You can name your site anything, this is simply so you can tell sites apart if you have multiple sites set up in Dreamweaver.

Do you want to work with a server technology… : If you are a beginner to using Dreamweaver you will probably want to Select No. Advanced users may want to choose a server technology. TotalChoice Hosting does not support ASP, we do support PHP/MySQL.

How do you want to work with your files during development: It's recommended that you Select “Edit local copies on my machine, then upload to server when ready”

Where on your computer do you want to store your files: This is the location on YOUR computer that you want to store your files.

How do you connect to your remote server: Select “FTP”

What is the hostname or FTP address of your Web server: You should use as the hostname. If you are setting up the site before DNS propagation is complete you can use the IP address specified in the welcome e-mail you recieved.

What folder on the server do you want to store your files in: public_html/

What is your FTP Login: This is your cPanel username

What is your FTP Password: This is your cPanel password

Test Connection: if you are online (on the internet), click on this button to confirm the above settings are correct. If this fails, then review the above information to make sure it matches correctly. Remember, passwords and usernames are case-sensitive. You want to see a message similar to the following: “Macromedia Dreamweaver MX connected to your Web server successfully.”

Do you want to enable checking in and checking out files…: Select “No, do not enable check in and check out.

Then select Done, and you are all set! For more information regarding Dreamweaver, please consult your DreamWeaver manual/tutorial.
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