Using FileZilla for your gotHosting Linux hosting account
Go to the FileZilla web site and download the latest exe version and install it, if you do not already have it installed on your computer http://filezilla-project.org/
Setting up the FileZilla File Manager
Click on the Site Manager Icon which is located under the File menu choice
This will open the Site Manager properties palette
On the left side below the tree window click on the New Folder button to create a new folder to hold the FTP credentials for your web sites on gotHosting. Give it a unique name like gotHosting sites
Press the New Site button and enter your domain name for the name of the site
- For the Host: enter gotfusion8.gotfusion.com
- For the Port: enter 21
- For Protocol: select FTP - File Transfer Protocol
- For Encryption: Select Require explicit FTP over TLS
- For Log in Type: Select Normal
- For User: Enter the FTP username you created in cPanel
- For Password: Enter the password you created in cPanel
- For Account: Leave this blank
- For Comments: You can enter any comments about this FTP account you wish. Comments are helpful to remind you what this FTP connection is for.
Click OK to save this profile
If you have difficulty with the SSL connection you can use the plain FTP option. Both will work
Click the Browse button and navigate to your local publish folder and select it as your default local directory. See this tutorial to find where on your computer your local publish folder is located
Enter /public_html for your Default remote directory (slash in front of public_html)
If you wish both sides (your computer and the server) to change directories when you change in one side or the other place a check in the box Use synchronized browsing
You can adjust the server / local time from the Adjust server time zone offset. The gotFusion servers are located in Denver Colorado USA which is Central Time. Set the hour offset in the input to correspond to how many hours your local time zone is different from the server's location clock
You can leave the settings on the last 2 tabs set at their default properties
To select one of the sites you have entered, click the drop down arrow on the Site Manager icon and select the web site you wish to log into to and start your transfers
Accepting the SSL Cert
The first time you log into your Linux hosting account using FileZilla you will be prompted to accept the SSL Cert to continue.
At the bottom of the acceptance popup, put a check in the box that says Always Trust and click OK. You will not be prompted again for this during Secure FTP connections once you check the box and click OK. The FileZilla default is to require user input to accept certificates and store them within FileZilla for future reference.
Uploading Your Web Site
If you have set everything up correctly you should see your website pages on the right side (public_html folder) and the local publish folder on your computer on the left side of the split screen in FileZilla. If you do not, check your settings and connect again or navigate within FileZilla to the correct folder on your home computer (the left side) and your hosting account (the right side). If you have any difficulty or have any questions of any kind contact us directly and we will be glad to help you set up FileZilla.
To upload, first select the files on the left side (your home computer). Once you have the files selected you can right click on the selected files and from the context sensitive menu select Upload. FileZilla will transfer the files from your home computer to your web site
For a full list of features and functions available in the FileZilla FTP transfer program, please review the FileZilla operating manual on the FileZilla website
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