FTP refers to File Transfer Protocol, a method of transferring files over the Internet. A special program called an FTP client is required to upload files via FTP. FileZilla is a free and reliable FTP client. You can download it here:
Its documentation can be found here:
No doubt you can use a different FTP client if you want. You need the following information for connecting to an FTP server:
- FTP server address: The FTP address should be ftp://your-domain-name.com, where your-domain-name.com refers to your site’s Internet address.
- FTP username: It is same as your system username. The system username may differ from the username used for logging in to Plesk. For finding your system user name, go to Websites & Domains and click Web Hosting Access. You will find this under Username. If you want to change the system username, you can change it.
- FTP password: It is similar to your system user password. If you want to find your system user password, go to Websites & Domains and click Web Hosting Access. Here you can reset the password under Password.
Steps to Publish a Website Using FTP:
You can connect your subscription on the server with an FTP client program, using your FTP account username and password.
1. If you are behind a firewall, enable passive mode.
2. Then upload the files and directories of your site to the httpdocs directory. In case you use CGI scripts, rest them in the cgi-bin directory.
3. Close your FTP session.
You have now learned to upload content on the Plesk Server using FTP.