Uploading website files to a Parallels Plesk Hosting Control Panel
This article will guide you on how to upload or restore your website files to your Parallels Plesk Hosting Control Panel. By default, under Parallels Plesk Hosting Account, the public folder to which you must upload your website files is “httpdocs” folder.
You can upload files using one of the 2 below methods
1. Using File Manager in Parallels Plesk Hosting Account.
i. Login to your Plesk Hosting Control Panel
ii. On the Homepage, click on the name of your domain that appears below on the page in large fonts.
iii. You can now see lot of icons out of them click on “File Manager” icon to open the “httpdocs” folder by default which is the public folder on plesk based servers.
iv. In the File Manager, click on the “Upload Files” option in the toolbar on top. Browse and select your website file you want to upload. For faster upload or restore of your website, we recommend that you create a compressed file in “.zip” folder of your website files and folders on your local computer and then Browse & Select to upload. This will upload your .zip file.
v. Once website .zip file is uploaded and appears in the list, click on the checkbox next to it and then collapse the “More” option in toolbar on top of “File Manager”. Then click on “Extract Files” option. This will unzip all your website files and folders to the httpdocs folder.
2. Upload using FTP Client Software.
You can use your FTP Account via a FTP client software like Filezilla from your Local Computer to connect to server and upload or restore your website files.
Go through below steps to perform this.
i. Open you FTP Client Software and login to your FTP Account using Hostname, FTP Username and FTP Password.
ii. Once logged in, navigate to folder “httpdocs” from the server folder browser.
iii. Then navigate to the location where you have your website files and folders on your local computer from Local Machine browser.
iv. Then Select all Files and Folders on your local computer and click on the Upload option (usually accessed on right click). This will start uploading Files and Folders of your website to your Hosting Account.
Once uploaded, your website files are ready to use.
If you are uploading or restoring website files for the first time then make sure you delete the “index.html” file under “httpdocs” folder first which is the default Parallels Plesk page for website.
Also, by default your website homepage file must be named as index.html or index.php or default.aspx. If it is named differently than your site may give a 403 error when opened in browser. You can change the Default Document from the Virtual Directory Properties under the Parallels Plesk Hosting Control Panel.
We hope this helps you to publish your website.
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