- You must have created a Domain to upload your web content into. Add a Domain
- You must have created an FTP user in the myCloud Control Panel. Create an FTP User
- You must have an FTP Client.
Note: For this article we used FileZilla as an example. Install FileZilla
1. Once you have an FTP client installed, double click the icon to launch the application. After it launches, you will see something that looks like the following page:
The most important section is the connection bar (right under the menubar). It contains the following fields:
- v3: ftp.v3.cloudsites.gearhost.com
- v2: ftp.cloudsites.gearhost.com
- USERNAME: Your FTP user you created. Simply input the full username (it will have the format XXXXXX|ftpusername, where XXXXXX is your account ID, followed by a pipe symbol and then your chosen username). The Account ID will be included in the FTP account name in FTP Manager as well as on the right hand side of myCloud.
- PASSWORD: You created this password when creating the FTP account in the previous article, simply input your password in this field.
- PORT: Leave this field blank.
2. When you have everything correctly filled out for the connection bar, simply click the QuickConnect button in the connection bar. The field below the connection bar will start to populate data.
When you see the following line: "Directory Listing Successful" You have connected correctly to the FTP server with your account and you are ready to select what files to upload. The left side of the FileZilla window will show you the directories and content located on your personal (local) computer. This left side is where you will navigate to the directory where your sites files are located.
The right side of the FileZilla window will show you your account and directory structure for your CloudSite. If you have chosen to set the root directory of your account as your home directory for your user (setup in the previous article), you will see a single directory listed in the lower window that matches your domain name (example123.com in this case).
Double clicking on the domain directory in the Filezilla window will expand it (as seen in the screen shot above) and will show you three sub directories contained within the "Domain" directory at your root.
Your site content must be placed inside of the "webroot" directory in order for the site to be visible on the internet. Any site files placed above (outside) of the webroot directory will be unavailable when attempting to view them online.
3. Move any site files from your local PC to the webroot folder and once the upload is complete you will be done.
Note: It is very important that you do not delete your "domain" root directory or the three sub directories within it (logs, data, webroot). These directories are created by default when adding a domain and they have special permissions required to make your site work.