After you have created some content (eg. a webpage) you might want to upload it to the site.
Before you can upload anything, you must first create a site. So, first register for a new portfolio site.
Then return here to make a connection and upload your first HTML file.
These are the basic steps you should take. Each step is described in detail below.
To transfer files from your computer to a website (this is often called 'publishing'), you need an FTP client like FileZilla. Install this app on your computer. An alternative for FileZilla is WinSCP.
If you have installed FileZilla more than 2 months ago, check if you have the latest version via Help > Check for Updates.
Start FileZilla and choose
File > Site Manager from the menu. Click the button
New Site to add a new site. On the left, you can change it's name to anything you like. Then, fill in the connection details as indicated below.
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Do NOT use the database-password here! Make sure the first letter of the username is a lowercase 's'.
Connect to save the connection settings and make the connection.
Recommended: set timeout to a higher value:
Change the default timeout setting of FileZilla from 20 sec. to 1 hour (3600 sec.). Choose Edit > Preferences. Change the 20 into 3600 and press Ok:
Click the small triangle next to the first icon in the toolbar, then select the site (named "New site" in the example above).
Do not use the quick-connect bar at the top of the main screen of FileZilla!
To upload your files:
If you need more help, you can watch a video on how to upload files with FileZilla. If you are using MacOS, watch this version.
Upload all files (including images, stylesheets) to the Remote site. Make sure the homepage of your site (named
index.php) is in the
public_html folder (and not in a subfolder). Check this at the right
side of the FileZilla window (Remote site). If you encounter problems, check out the first 3 questions in the FAQ.
For your site-address to work, your site should have an index-file: your first page (homepage) should have the name
index.php. Filenames are case-sensitive. Use only lowercase characters for index-files.
If you use FileZilla a lot, you might become tired of always having to browse to the folders (step 1 & 2). You can set default folders in the settings: choose
File > Site Manager from the menu and go to the tab "Advanced". There you
can set the 'Default local directory' and 'Default remote directory' so these settings are retained.