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Now that you purchased your hosting from YRHost Hosting, what's next?


Basically, what do I need to begin uploading?

Enter this Info into your FTP Client.

#1 the IP address of the server to use at the FTP address
#2 port 21
#3 username
#4 password


Sub Domain FTP accounts Require the user name in most cases to be in the form of a email address

#1 the IP address of the server to use at the FTP address
#2 port 21
#3 [email protected]
#4 password

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What will always work?

No matter what domain name you get or what you change your DNS to, you can always login to your account with us using the IP address of the server.

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Do I have to use the IP?

You must use the IP until you change the DNS on your domain record. When 24 to 72 hours passes and your domain works, you can then upload using ftp.yourdomain.com

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Do people sometimes just use the IP, all of the time?

Some prefer to always connect to the IP in case their program has a problem resolving to names. The IP is always going to work.

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What programs can I use to upload?

http://gftp.seul.org (Linux)
http://www.smartftp.com/download/ (Windows)
http://www.ipswitch.com/ (Windows)
http://www.fetchsoftworks.com (Mac)

Other FTP programs- Leech, CuteFTP, AceFTP

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Where should I upload all of my website files?

You must upload everything to the folder called public_html
You also must have either an index.html or index.htm file in the folder.
That file will be the first page people see when they go to your site.

Please do not use Default.htm , this is used sometimes for windows based servers.

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My domain works now, but some of the images on my site are broken. What's wrong?

Your pages are probably coded correctly but the images are in a different folder.
Make sure that if the page has img src="images/party/cake.jpg"
that you actually have the images folder & party folder uploaded
Example:

Looking at the page:
http://www.mywebsite.com/index.htm

with image
cake.jpg

in the folder
http://www.mywebsite.com/images/party/

would be in
public_html/images/party/

 

Username and Passwords:


These are stated in the first section of the welcoming email. Until you change them, they're needed to authenticate everything from FTP, to email access, Control Panel, and MS FrontPage if you're using it. In short, use this Username and Password for any access you're attempting to your account.

Accessing your account via its URL

If you've just signed up, chances are you've begun the process of a domain transfer to our servers. In all likelihood, it will take anywhere from 48 to 72 hours for all worldwide DNS records to reflect you domain name as pointing to our servers. While everything in our welcoming email refers to the domain you signed up, we recommended you use the accompanying "IP" number until you can verify your domain is actually answering to your new account on our servers.

Until such time as your domain is officially answering to our servers, you can use your new username to access and setup your web site. For example, if your assigned domain was frank.com, your welcoming email would provide the IP http://xxx.xxx.xxx/~frank/ as an option for accessing your new account. Again, it's a great way to test all those features and make sure everything is functioning smoothly before launching your website to the world.


Let's try an example:

Your username is frank
Your Domain is "frank.com" or "frank.net"
Your IP address is "222.22.22.22"

To reach your account via the web, you would call this site as: http://222.22.22.22/~frank/ Don't forget the ~ before your name! Don't forget the trailing slash / after it! Check your welcoming email for the IP number and Username, which was assigned to your account. Once again, when your new DNS settings have propagated across the worlds DNS servers, you'll be able to access your domain by calling it the standard way, which is http://www.yourdomain.com.


Accessing your account via FTP:

These accounts are accessed in the generally the same way as above. Again, if your domain name is not officially pointing to our servers yet, use the IP address and the Username which was sent to you in your welcome email.

Example:
ftp to: IP address which was sent to you.
l: your_username
p: your_password


Accessing your Control Panel:


To access your control panel account manager, you can login into it with:

http://www.mydomain.com/cpanel/
or
http://www.mydomain.com:2082/

Again, if your domain name is not pointing to our servers yet, you can use your IP address to gain access to your account (example: http://xxx.xxx.xxx/cpanel/). Use your username/password which was included in your welcome letter.



Where to upload your files:

The Home Directory:

Your html files, and or the files you want to make accessible to the World Wide Web must be uploaded to your account. When you first FTP into your account, you'll be taken to your "Home" directory. Don't confuse this with your "web directory." The home directory is "not" accessible to the World Wide Web; it's a private directory where critical system files reside. DO NOT delete files that have been created by the system, otherwise your web site may disappear into cyber oblivion!



The public_html and www directory - (Where web accessible files are placed)


These are the two directories, where files you want accessed from the web must be placed. Open the folder "public_html" , which is your "web accessible directory." The folder named "www" is actually a shortcut to public_html, (both of them take you to your web directory). Upload the files you want accessible to your visitors to public_html (don't worry about the www folder) and feel free to make the appropriate sub-directories you'll require.


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