How to use FTP via Internet Explorer

Microsoft has developed an easy way for beginners to connect and upload you files to your website through one of the most widely used browser in production. Internet Explorer has a built in FTP client which a lot of people do not know about. You can access FTP through internet explorer in several ways. To quickly connect , open Internet Explorer and type the following:

ftp://yourdomain.com or ftp://yourIPaddress

Depending on the way the server is set up you may or may not be prompt to input user name and password at this time. If it does prompt you, please input your cPanel user name and password into the fields provided and click OK. If not you may see folder called “pub”. Please disreguard this file for it has no purpose.

At the top of the page you will see the standard tool bar menu. Click “file” then click “Sign in as” You will now be prompt to enter your user name and password for cPanel. You will know you have successfully logged in when you see several folders appear on the screen.
You are now connected through FTP with Internet Explorer.

Another way to connect is a lot faster, but there are some security issues with this process. All you need to do is open Internet Explorer and type the following:
ftp://yourusername:yourpassword@domain.com

You will then be successfully connected to FTP via Internet Explorer.

How to create a custom error page

Customer error pages are usful in several ways. For example, A custom page which you have designed will show if a user goes to a page of your website which is no longer there. This page can tell them that the page no longer exists and provide a link back to your main page. You may choose what you may like to do with it. To create a custom error page, please do the following:

1. Click Error Pages
2. Select the number of the error page you would like to edit
3. In The box provided please Type the message you would like to say when someone gets to your error page.
4. You may also choose from several buttons for extra server features you would like to include in your error page.
5. At the bottom of the page, click save.

You have now just created a customer error page.

How to navigate through File Manager

File Manager is an quick and easy way to navigate through you files. It is pretty basic.

To access File Manager:
1. Click File Manager
You will then be inside of the root of your account (The Home Directory)

To enter a folder:
1. Click the folder next to the name of the folder

To see the options of a file or folder:
1. Click the name of a file or folder
2. You will see all the options of what you can do with that file or folder in the top right.

The rest is self explanatory.

How to upload a file using the File Manager

You may want to upload your files directly through cPanel. you can do this through the File Manager. To upload a file through File Manager, please do the following?
1. Click File Manager
2. Click the folder to the left of the folder you wish to enter, It is best to go into the public_html folder.
3. Click Upload file(s)
4. Click the “browse” button.
5. Click Select the files for which you would like to upload to your site
6. Click upload

You have successfully added files(s) to your site through file manager

How to create/edit/delete a file using the File Manager

There may be times when you wish to create/edit/delete a file or folder in your account. you can always use the traditional way through through FTP. If you need to make a change on the fly, you can also use cPanel to modify your files. To modify your files through file manager, please do the following:
1. Click File Manager
2. Click the name of a file. You will see some options show up at the top right of the screen.
3. You have several options, edit, delete , etc.
4. Select the option for which you would like to accomplish

To create a file:

1. Click the create file button at the top of the page.
2. You will see an empty box for which you would need to declair the name of the newly created file
3. In the drop down menu below the name of the file , select the type of file you wish to create.
4. Click the create button

Other options work the same way and are pretty self explanatory. If you have any questions on this, please enter a comment below.
You have just created a new file through file manager.