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Set Up: Uploading web files to a subdomain in cPanel

All web files need to be uploaded to the Document Root directory created during the creation of the subdomain.

A document root directory is automatically created in the public_html directory and can be accessed using File Manager in cPanel or FTP.

Uploading web files to a subdomain using FTP:

  1. Open your FTP client and connect to your hosting account using your FTP username and password.
  2. Once you’re connected to the server, navigate to the public_html directory.
  3. Within the public_html directory, you will find the folder named after your subdomain. The path to this directory should be public_html/subdomain_name.

    All web files need to be uploaded to this directory in order to be displayed on the subdomain.

Uploading web files to a subdomain using File Manager in cPanel:

  1. In cPanel, under Files, click File Manager.
  2. On the File Manager interface, double-click on the public_html folder.
  3. Find the subdomain from the list of available folders. Double-click to open it the subdomain folder.
  4. You can proceed with uploading your web files to the subdomain folder using the Upload function.

NOTE: If the subdomain is created using an addon domain, the subdomain’s document root will be created inside the root director of the addon domain, for example:


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