The following tutorial will assist you with connecting to your account via FTP using Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8). This is an easy way to use FTP with your web hosting account, and will work on all shared / vps / and dedicated servers.

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. In the address bar, type the following and then hit enter:

ftp://userna5:password@yourdomain.com

userna5 replace this with your cPanel username
password replace this with your cPanel password
yourdomain.com replace this with your actual domain name

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When you have connected successfully, you will see a page similar to the following:
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3. Click, "Page" and then click, "Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer"
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4. You will receive a generic, "FTP Folder Error". Click OK to continue.
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5. Click, "File", "Login As..."
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6. Enter your cPanel username as the, "User name", and enter your cPanel password as the, "Password". Click, "Log On"
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You are now connected to your account via FTP! To upload files, you can either copy/paste them into the ftp window, or you can drag and drop them from your desktop to the ftp window.

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