cPanel is essentially a web hosting control panel that is Linux based and which, owing to its graphic user interface and handy automation tools, makes for a very simplified process of web hosting. cPanel aims at creating an environment where the various faucets of the administration of a website and server administration can be effectively and easily carried out by using a standard web browser. To achieve this, cPanel uses a system that is 3 – tier in nature, enabling the administrators, resellers as well as the end – user website owners to manage the website properly.
Uploading an existing website to cPanel is necessary for the proper administration and management of the website since cPanel is essentially an online web hosting control panel.
The Procedure for uploading an already existing Website to cPanel involves the use of File Manager, which is one of the web interfaces that is commonly used with cPanel. The steps enumerated below need to be followed while uploading an existing website to the cPanel server.
The first step to uploading a website to cPanel is to log in to the customer portal at cPanel. To do this, the user needs to go to the link – https://[[IP Address]]:2083
Note: Replace [[IP Address]] with the IP Address for you server provided in the welcome mail.
Completing the above mentioned step will have you logged in to the customer portal, from which you need to upload the website.
On being logged in, look for Files under the File Manager option at the top of the screen.
Under Directory Selection select the Web Root (public_html/www) option and then click on Go.
This will bring up the File Manager Menu.
Look for the Upload button at the top of the interface and click on it.
Once you do that, another menu will pop up, where you need to click on Browse.
This will bring up a list of the files on the device from which you can upload to cPanel.
Select the file to be uploaded from the list and then click on Open.
A bar showing the progress of the file upload will appear.
As soon as the file is uploaded click the link Back to home/customer/public_html.
The files of your website will now be visible on the File Manager screen.
The aforementioned procedure is one of the easiest and most convenient means of uploading your existing website to cPanel for administration, management and/ or development and adds to the reputation of cPanel being user – friendly.