Easily Upload Content to Your Hosting Via FTP

In this article, we’re going to go over the ins and outs of uploading content to your hosting account using FTP.

FTP (file transfer protocol) lets you quickly and easily get a file up on your website.

Good news is your hosting account comes with free FTP access for your cPanel account. Follow along below and we’ll give you all the details.

FTP Is Fast and Easy

FTP is one of the easiest and fastest ways to upload content to your hosting account.

Here’s all you need to get started:

  • FTP account details
  • FTP client application

Our most popular FTP clients are FileZilla and Cyberduck.

Log Into FTP Using Your cPanel Account Details

For logging into FTP, all you need is your cPanel username and password. Provide your login details to your FTP client and upload your files. That’s it!

Make Sure To Note Your Document Root to Upload Content to Hosting

All files on your hosting account will be served to the web from your document root. So make sure you know your document root before uploading files. (Remember, you can always move files to your document root if you uploaded them to the wrong place.)

By default, the document root for your account will always be public_html.

Still confused? Find out where to upload files to your server.

Well done! You now know how to upload content to your hosting using FTP. Be sure to reach out with any comments or questions you may have. Just drop those questions below this article.

Christopher Maiorana Content Writer II

Christopher Maiorana joined the InMotion community team in 2015 and regularly dispenses tips and tricks in the Support Center, Community Q&A, and the InMotion Hosting Blog.

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