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Hi, I am a web designer and would like to log on to my client's site but I am having difficulty login on via ftp. I want to log on via an ftp program to start uploading html files, can you please explain to me where I can obtain the ftp information to log on to the server? Also, once I log in what folder does the index.html page (home page file) exist in so I can upload html files to the correct folder? For example when I go to the website on a web browser I see an image and text, where do I find these files once I log on to the ftp site?

thank you for your help, ClaudiaP

asked 08 Oct '11, 20:44

claudiap
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FTP access credentials are located in our documentation, here: http://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/access.html

We would recommend using sFTP if your application supports it, as it is much more secure than raw FTP.

As for the webroot directory, this depends on the application name chosen in the Control Panel. WebFaction accounts support hosting an unlimited number of domains, and therefore each application has its own subdirectory under the "webapps" folder visible in the FTP listing. If you had created an application (type Static/CGI/PHP-5.3) which was named htdocs, then your webroot for uploading .html files would be ~/webapps/htdocs/.

Our documentation covers all of the details of creating applications and connecting them to domains via website records in the Control Panel; this information can be found here: http://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/websites.html

Hope that helps!

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answered 08 Oct '11, 20:53

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