Using Site5 Hosting


I'm almost ready to publish my website, and I have a question about the built in ftp utility. Can I change the programs default directories so when I upload them, they will go into the correct directories on Site5?


RE: Using Site5 Hosting


If you have a Site5 hosting account you can directly upload the entire website via the built-in FTP utility. Currently, you cannot change the default html or images directory names within the program. You can however change the name of the file extensions of the published html files.

You do not need to worry about the directory paths on the server because all you need to do is upload your site to the root of your website. The built-in FTP utility will automatically create the subdirectories on the server for you.

The following image illustrates the settings for a hosting account using an external FTP program. In this case the FTP program is called CuteFTP. These are the setup parameters for a website using both Site5 and XLEcom.

The Initial Remote Directory "public_html" is the root directory of your hosting account. All files uploaded to the "public_html" location will be in the root folder. If you place the index.html file in the "public_html" location (the root directory), then this would be the file that loads in the web browser when a visitor visits your domain. This index.html file is also referred to as the home page.

A file in the root directory for example called index.html will have a server path of "public_html/index.html"
A level 1 subdirectory for example called "images" will have a server path of "public_html/images"

In a way, you can consider the root directory "public_html" as a transparent path which is only used by the web server to serve up web pages.

The Initial Local Directory is the path to the files on your computer. In this example the path C:\Program Files\XLEcom\Publish is considered the root directory for the published XLEcom website on you computer.

For more information, see the following pages:

Domain Pointers and How to Set Them Up

FTP Upload Utility

I hope this information helps you,

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

Site5 Upload

Thanks Sam! I've followed your advise, and I was able to upload!