How to upload your websites to Cpanel hosting

There are several ways to upload a site – we will provide you with the most common ones: 

1. cPanel File Manager
for cPanel paper_lantern theme               
for cPanel x3 theme

2. FTP clients

1. cPanel File Manager (recommended for a small number of files)
for cPanel paper_lantern theme
for cPanel x3 theme

for cPanel paper_lantern theme:

1. Go to cPanel > Files section > File Manager menu: 

2. You will be taken to home directory by default: 

From here you can move to the root folder for your website. If you wish to upload the content for the main domain, navigate to public_html directory

3. If you want to view hidden system files such as .htaccess or others, click on Setting in the right top corner: 

And enable Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) in the pop-up window: 

4. Hit Upload button: 

5. Then click on Select File or simply drag-and-drop the need files from your local machine: 

6. Once uploaded, you will see this message: 

7. You can also Extract or Compress archives which is very helpful and fast especially when uploading/downloading multiple files: 

While File Manager is instantly accessible via cPanel and does not need to be installed additionally, it is considered to be less convenient than an FTP client. 

for cPanel x3 theme:

1. Go to cPanel > the Files section > the File Manager menu: 

2. Choose Document root and a site you need to upload files for from the drop-down list and hit Go. If you want to go straight to public_html, check Web root: 

If you want to view hidden system files such as .htaccess ones or others, leave the box Show Hidden Fileschecked. 

3. Click the Upload button: 

4. Then click on Browse... to select the file from your local machine: 

5. Once uploaded, you will see this message at the bottom on the right: 

6. You can also extract or compress archives which is very helpful and fast especially when uploading/downloading

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