How to Upload a File to My Website

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

There are a variety of tools that you can use in order to upload files on to your website and these include an FTP Client, Web browser and a file manager tool. An FTP Client like CuteFTP, SmartFTP, FileZilla, WS_FTP and LeechFTP are extremely useful when uploading several files. A Web browser may be helpful when you wish to have faster uploading without the use of any extra application. You can access the File Manager on your Control Panel.

Materials Needed:
- Client
- Windows OS
- Mouse
- Web browser
- File manager tool
Step 1
To upload files on your website through an FTP Client, you need to know your (1) host address or host name; (2) username and password; (3) host directory or remote folder.
Step 2
The host address can be your actual hosted domain name given that it already works out correctly to your hosting server.
Step 3
Your website files must be uploaded into an HTML folder if you have a hosting plan that is based on UNIX while if it is Windows-based, then you need to upload your files in the 'WWWROOT' directory.
Step 4
In order for you to upload your files through the use of a Web browser like Netscape Communicator and Internet Explorer, key in your host address and then enter your username and password once you are prompted to do so.
Step 5
If you have created your website in Geocities, you need to log in to your account and proceed to the 'File Manager' webpage by clicking the 'Create & Update' tab on the control panel page. The names of all of your files will then be displayed.
Step 6
Search for the 'Upload Files' button and then click on it. This button can be found on the upper right corner of your page.
Step 7
Browse and choose files on your machine’s hard drive. Geocities’ Easy Upload will enable you to transfer up to five megabytes of files, so, take note of your upload package’s total size.
Step 8
Make use of the 'Upload Files' button to start the transfer of file from your machine to the website’s File Manager. You will then see the results page once the uploading of files is finished. There you can check the status of all the items in the file upload packet.
Step 9
You can then return to the File Manager and make use of the HTML editor, copy or modify the filename of your uploaded files and add them to your website.