How to use FTP via Windows Explorer

Microsoft has developed an easy way for you to connect and upload files to your website. Notice: Internet Explorer once had a built in FTP client which a lot of people used. You can NOT access FTP through Internet Explorer anymore.

To quickly connect, go to your desktop and open My Computer. In the address bar, type the following:

You must replace yourusername with your control panel username (a self-created FTP username will NOT work in this situation). Replace yourpassword with your control panel password. Replace with your actual domain name, or replace yourIPaddress with the server IP found in your welcome email.

If you forget to enter a username and password, then you may see folder called “pub”. If so, you have accidentally tried to connect to anonymous FTP, and your connection has failed. Please try again.

You will know you have successfully logged in when you see your website folders appear in the window. Now you can drag and drop files between your computer and your hosting server.

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