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Where do I upload my website files?

This article will provide you with the needed information on where to upload your files. It will also provide different links and references to other articles that will help you with different methods of uploading files to your hosting panel.

Beware that we do not provide SSH for security reasons. The main reason is vulnerability if your logins are compromised, then all of your websites will be affected from the root directory of your account. FTP is a much safer solution, which restricts access to solely one website (by FTP user) and no access to the main directory of your WPX Account.

What is the name of the main folder for my website files?

Your main folder (root directory) for any website that is added to your WPX hosting panel is the folder where all of your internal files are located. The folder is named public_html. That is the root document folder for all of your files.

Keep in mind that you have separate public_html folders for each website. That way, the file structure is much more organized and easy to navigate through.

How can I upload files to public_html?

You can upload your files to the root folder by using our integrated File Manager or an FTP/SFTP connection with an FTP Client.

With those methods, you can upload for different purposes such as verification files for your website or custom files that you want to further develop your site with.

There are two types of directories depending on if you want to upload to your main domain or subdomains:

  • One is for your Main website which is located in the discrete public_html directory;
  • The rest are Sub-sites. The files of those sites are stored in the /domains directory. Each of them contains an individual public_html (root) directory used for storing your site’s files.

Your Main website does not receive any additional privileges over Sub-sites. If the main site is not active, you can still use the other sites just as you would normally.

In the following screenshot, you can see how these folders are organized:

Where can I upload my images?

You can upload your images through the Media Editor in WordPress directly. That happens when you log in to your WordPress website.

After you log in to your site, you navigate through Media Library (1) and Add New (2) to select the image you want to upload:

To upload an image through the Media Library, you can either drag and drop it or directly select it by browsing your computer.

As for the actual location of the images in your files, they are located in public_html/wp-content/uploads.

We recommend using File Manager as your main tool for uploading any kind of files to your public_html folder and the Media Library for images respectively. The folder itself contains core WordPress files such as wp-config.php and .htaccess which you can edit or create new ones like robots.txt for configuring a sitemap.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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