FTP before DNS change

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Stupid question but how do I FTP files into a site before changing the DNS? (I want to have the site up and running before changing the DNS).
Hello Jimhood,

If you have already subscribed to a hosting account with us and it has been confirmed, then you can use ftp using the Cpanel user name, cpanel password, and the actual server name. Since the information posted here is public, I will not post it here, but the general information in summary is:

ftp server name = server name
user name = cpanel user name
pw = cpanel password
port = 21
main directory for website files = /public_html/

You can find your server information and cpanel user name by logging into the Account Management Panel (AMP), then going to Technical details. You can also reset your cpanel password there. Note that your Cpanel user name and the AMP user name are NOT the same thing.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.