how to upload my website

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asked Oct 16, 2017 in General by lornejvv (150 points)

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Hi there,

One you have created a database, you can access it via the web administration panel.


  •    Login to cPanel.
  •     There will be an icon for phpMyAdmin in the Databases section.  This will take you to phpMyAdmin.
  •     The list of available databases will be listed on the left hand side once you get into phpMyAdmin.


  1. Go to an existing database in phpMyAdmin.
  2. Click Export at the top.
  3. Leave the settings as they are, click the "Save as file" checkbox and click Go.
  4. This will download a .sql file to your computer.

If you would like to upload your content you can do the following:

You can upload you web page in a number of ways. There are also a number of software applications that help in the upload / publish process.

Some FTP clients that aid in the transfer of files:

  •  WS_FTP
  • CuteFTP
  • Windows Explorer
  •  FileZilla


FTP clients are very effective in transferring files to and from the server.

You can view the videos for some of them on

The details required for the FileZilla required fields would have been sent to you when you signed up for your domain initially. The hostname will be your chosen domain name and the username and password will be the FTP Username and Password that was included in the mail.

With FileZilla if you leave the port field blank it will choose the default FTP port of 21. If you're in doubt feel free to call Afrihost support for


Also you can log into cpanel click on file manager:

To upload files in File Manager:

  • Navigate to the folder where you want to upload your files.
  • Click on the Upload file(s) link.
  • Click on the Browse... button next to one of the top fields.
  • Search for and double-click on the first file to upload.
  • Repeat the above steps for each file you want to upload.
  • Click on the Overwrite existing files tick box if you want to overwrite existing files of the same name.
  • Click on the Upload button when you have finished selecting files. The status of the upload will appear in the top-right corner of your window. The contents of the folder is displayed in the main area, including your uploaded files.

    If you require further assistance please email:
    or contact Afrihost support on 011 612-7200
    or via live chat support on our website
    alternatively you may request a call back by smsing the word 'help' to 32541

    Thank you

answered Oct 19, 2017 by AfriDazzil (41,080 points)