How do I upload files to my hosting account?

If you are designing your website on your own computer, you will need to upload the website files to your hosting account to bring the website online. To upload the files, you can do this via your cPanel control panel or via FTP. For instructions on how to upload your website files via FTP, please […]

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How to upload a backup of your website files

When you are moving a website from one hosting account/provider to another, you will often have a zip or tarball file of your website files. This is an archive (one file) of all your website files, packaged up for ease of transferring. Log in to your LetsHost Client Area and click on Services > My […]

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How Can I Move My Website To You With No Downtime

This guide covers moving website data from a previous hosting provider to LetsHost. If you want to move your domain name (e.g. the web address and manage this under your account), please see our guide on transferring a domain to LetsHost. We would recommend that you allow at least two weeks before the contract with […]

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Using FileZilla to connect to your hosting account via FTP

One of the most common ways to upload website files to your hosting account is to use an FTP client. One of the most popular of these is called FileZilla. FileZilla is freely available and cross platform, and you can download it via the official website. After you have installed FileZilla you can log in […]

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How can I view my website on Mac before repointing my domain?

To view/test your website before repointing the DNS of the domain, you can edit a text file (called the ‘hosts’ file) on your computer to bypass the live DNS for the domain. This change will only apply to your computer and will make no changes to the live DNS of the domain. For steps on […]

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I cannot FTP to my account – am I blocked?

LetsHost operate multiple layers of account security for all users. If you entered a password incorrectly several times while connecting with FTP or if one of the files being uploaded contains potentially malicious content (virus etc), our systems will block your computer from the hosting server.  This is strictly to prevent your account and the […]

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I can’t see the website I just uploaded by FTP

If you have uploaded your website but cannot see it online there may be some simple reasons for this. 1 – You can see a LetsHost holding page but not your website. Resolution: Please remove the index.php file from public_html and ensure your home page is called “index.html / .htm / .php / .pl etc). […]

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Configure Dreamweaver for FTP

1 – Select Site > Manage Sites. 2 – Click New to set up a new site, or select an existing Dreamweaver site and click the edit icon. 3 – In the Site Setup dialog box, select the Servers category and do one of the following: Click the Add New Server button to add a new […]

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