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Using Notepad++ to upload

The Notepad++ program allows you to edit, upload and create files on your web server. It's another popular method of editing and uploading your files.

Getting your FTP settings

You will need to have your FTP settings on hand in order to use NotePad++ to upload your website. This is the FTP information you will need in order to use an FTP client:

Hostname ftp.domain.com
Username Hosting Username
Password Hosting Password
Port 21
Start Directory Leave the box blank or enter a single forward slash (/).

How to use NotePad++ to Upload

This tutorial shows you how to use NotePad++ to Upload. You can use NotePad++ to Upload by doing the following:

Step 1. Open NotePad++
Step 2. In the top menu go to Plugins > NppFTP > Show NppFTP Window.
  using notepad to upload with plugins showing NppFTP window
Step 3. In the NppFTP Window click the gear icon and select Profile Settings.
  using notepad to upload showing profile settings
Step 4. Click Add New.
  using notepad to upload and adding new profiles
Step 5. A screen will display asking you to name your FTP Connection, give it Any Name and click Ok.
  using notepad to upload and adding new name profile
Step 6. Complete these fields in the Site Properties window:
  using notepad to upload with hostname, port,username and password details
  Below is the description of the fields:
Hostname Enter your hosted domain name
Connection type FTP
Port 21
Username Enter your hosting username here
Password Enter your hosting password here
Step 7. Click Close.
Step 8. Click on the Connection icon in the NppFTP window and select Your Website to connect.
  using notepad to upload when NppFTP is disconnected

Your site files will display on the right.

Uploading or Downloading files to your Website

Once you have connected to a server, you can transfer files in two very simple ways.

  • Menu Upload. Right click the folder and select Upload other file here...
  • Drag and Drop. Click on a file and hold the left mouse button while you drag the file to where you want to transfer it. Select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting.
  • Copy and Paste. Right-click on a file and select Copy. Then, right-click where you want to transfer the file and select Paste.
  using notepad to upload when connected to my website and public html

All files must go in the public_html folder. Do NOT place any other files anywhere but here. Your home page file name MUST be labelled index.htm or index.html. The server will try to find this page to display as your first page.

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