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Trouble Uploading My Website

Okay, I am new to this so perhaps the answer is very obvious, but I am having extreme difficulty getting my client's website live. I have completely rewritten my client's website from scratch, using just HTML and CSS. Everything works great, but where I am having difficult is uploading the files and getting the website live. The client wants to use their existing domain name, and I don't really know how to go about uploading the files in the right place. I went so far as to buy a Web Hosting account for ctmg.us with webhostingforstudents.com and got the DNS provider to reroute the domain to my new IP address. I am stuck here though. My issue seems to lie with updating the DNS, which is something I know very little about. Can somebody please shed some light on this issue for me? Thanks.

4 Answers

Sander de Wijs
Sander de Wijs
Courses Plus Student 22,267 Points

I would transfer the domain name of the client to www.webhostingforstudents.com. This way you have the domain name and hosting in one place. This saves you the trouble changing DNS.

After this you can upload all the files to the root directory of your server and your website is online immediately.

Get the ip and user, and password for your clients hosting. Use a ftp client like filezilla and log in using those credentials and just drag and drop those files in /var/www/"files" or something like that. Filestructure may vary.

Eve L.
Eve L.
Courses Plus Student 9,023 Points

DNS updates can take time to propagate...as much as 24-48 hours. If you made the change with the registrar, you may just have to wait a bit.

Got it all figured out thanks! All I needed to do was actually upload the files into cyberduck.