Hope you will have your first blog soon...In this post I want to explain the basics of FTP and FileZila, an essential place and modify files in your website tool.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, in simple words, a means of transportation to get files from your computer to a designated space on your hosting.
Step 1/ The application you need to connect via FTP is FileZila, which you can download for free on their homepage. When you installed the application on your PC.
Step 2/ Go to your cPanel hosting account and enter FTP Accounts. Usually FTP user accounts end with the main domain with which you opened your hosting account. That does not mean you can not connect to the other sites if you have housed more than one. That same FTP user can manage all you want if you give access to public_html.
Step 3/ Once the user is created, open FileZilla. Click on File >> Site Manager site and click on New Site. In Host Name, put your main site about the termination of that site. In Logon Type: normal and filling login and password fields with the data you had. Depending on your hosting plan you can create as many FTP users you want.
Important fact: for security, if for example you need the help of a web developer to resolve any issue of your page, it is highly recommended that you create a user with restricted access to only what interests you show, not all your content .
When the path that a user is /public_html means you can enter all the content. If instead you specify some of the folders of our sites, because that and only that where you have access.
easy stuff, but for try uploading a zip file to your directory (if it was a script or many files...) and extract the zip from within cpanel itself, uploading scripts through ftp is a pain unless u got REALLY fast internet connection or uploading from other server through ftp !...
Agree with previous replies. You can either upload the contents using FTP client like FileZilla or any other FTP client with which comfortable with it. In cPanel also you have options to upload the contents but you will need to upload the one by one files. It's not possible to upload the whole directory using cPanel.
Make sure you've good internet speed for uploading the contents.