Uploading files to your site
Just one of the ways to upload and modify your website is through FTP (File Transfer Protocol), which allows you to connect to your site and perform various file operations directly from your computer.
Once connected, you can perform the appropriate actions just as you would with any other file/folder on your computer. Simply drag and drop or copy and paste files to upload them. Right click on a file/folder to perform a variety of actions such as Rename, Delete, and Create Directory.
To connect to your site's FTP server, you will need to use an FTP Client, such as FileZilla, which is completely free software used by millions across the world. The various settings you will need to connect to the Tommy server are given in the table below. For FTP on Stevie, the host was ftp.yoursite.heliohost.org, replacing yoursite.heliohost.org with your main domain. The port was "21". More information can be found in cPanel at FTP Accounts → Special FTP Accounts → Configure FTP Client, though it may be out of date.
If you are having problems connecting to the FTP service, then it might be a temporary failure with the service due to high server load. You can retrieve real-time statistics on server load (including FTP service) at http://heliohost.grd.net.pl/monitor (if link broken, check this forum post)
|Setting||Value for SFTP on Tommy|
|Protocol||SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol|
|User||your cPanel username|
|Password||your cPanel password|
Step-by-step: Connect to Tommy with SFTP using Filezilla
- Click File → Site Manager
- Click New Site
- Name it something like "Tommy SFTP" and press enter
- Enter settings from the table above
- Click Connect
- Approve the remote server key, and check the box to not ask you about this server again.
As an alternative to FTP, Web Disk is another useful service for transferring files in an efficient manner. The Web Disk uses the 'DAV' protocol, which can be extremely useful in different situations. Although Web Disk is slightly slower and more complicated to setup, it is much more reliable and doesn't require any additional software on most operating systems.
To learn how to use Web Disk, then use the 'Web Disk' section of your personal cPanel. From that section, click on the 'Access Web Disk' button, click on your operating system, and follow the instructions given.
The host is http://yoursite.heliohost.org:2077 , replacing yoursite.heliohost.org with your main domain. cPanel will also allow you to download a script which will automatically setup Web Disk on your computer. If the script fails to work, manually setup Web Disk. If you are still experiencing problems, try using the non-SSL version of Web Disk.
Web Disk acts like any other folder, and can be browsed using your normal file browsing program like Windows Explorer (for Windows) and Finder (for Mac). On Windows computers, it will be available via 'My Computer'. On Mac computers, your site will be listed under the 'Shared' section of Finder.
HelioPanel has a built-in online file manager which allows you to manage your website. Within the file manager there is an upload feature, which allows you to uploads files from your home computer.
cPanel File Manager
As an online file manager, you can use the built-in File Manager available from your personal cPanel. It has all the features you could need to manage the files in your website, even the invisible and hidden ones. As an online file manager, it is a great built-in facility available to all users as part of HelioHost.
Warning: Do not bookmark your cPanel File Manager, as your visits are not recorded and you will be suspended for inactivity after 30 days.
AjaXplorer is another online file manager which uses AJAX to provide the best file manager possible. It includes editors in every occasion, multiple users, and more! AjaXplorer is available for download at http://www.ajaxplorer.info and you can install by simply dragging and dropping the contents of the ZIP file to your site.
Yet another online file manager is net2FTP. Net2FTP can be accessed directly from its website. Alternatively, you can download a copy and run it from your own website. For information on how to restrict server access to your own server only (if you host a copy), see this forum post at the net2FTP forums.