Basic Steps To Create A Website Location

RTNM

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I just got a dedicated server and am new at Server Admin. What are the actual steps to setting up a website on my server and then move it from it's current location to my new server?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Our documentation website is a good place to get started. Here is a document on creating an account:

Create A New Account

Uploading a website at that point depends on the type of content and your preferred method of upload (e.g. FTP, File Manager).

Thank you.
 

RTNM

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Great! Thank you. OK, I have created an Account for a website. Now, I need to create an FTP for it, correct? (Typically I use Dreamweaver for uploading)
 

cPanelMichael

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You can use the cPanel username/password for FTP, or create an FTP account through cPanel and login with that.

Thank you.
 

RTNM

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OK I was able to FTP my first website to my dedicated server, but when I logged out of Filezilla and logged back in again as "root" I checked all my folders but I do not see those files anywhere. Shouldn't I be able to see them?
 

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You should always upload website files as the account username or an FTP account associated with it. If you login as root and want to review what you uploaded, you must browse to the account's home directory. EX:

/home/$username/

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RTNM

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Thank you! Now I see it. Yes, I had logged in as the account username and not root when I uploaded the files, but did not know that it was going inside the "home" directory. Thanks for pointing me there, I am beginning to grasp this now.