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Hey y'all. Using cPanel happened as of this morning for me, and I could use a bit of guidance. I've loaded a test site into home/user/test. 1) how do I open the actual files in a front end view to test the site. I can only see where I can open the html file. 2) Where do I allocate the test site a url, or if a url is automatically allocated, where do I pick it up?

I realise both questions are linked. I'm a digital marketer with html experience by trade, not a techie, but sometimes we have to do... Any assistance would be appreciated.
 

Infopro

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Hi, not really - I didn't load in public_html, because there's an existing site I need to leave up until the new one is beta tested
I loaded the new one as home/user/test - not in the public_html directory
You'll need to move /test/, into /public_html/ for it to be viewable in your browser. So:
home/username/public_html/test/

Also you might change the directory named Test, to test. No need for caps on directory names.
 

Infopro

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You didn't mention the subdomain being created in your original post. You can create a Subdomain outside the public_html.

You might want to remove it, and then recreate from: cPanel > Domains > Subdomains, without the upper case T in Testing though.

Once you've properly recreated the sub.domain, and made sure it works at testing.example.com then:
testing.example.com is the same as:
home/username/public_html/testing/

Going by your screenshot:
home/username/public_html/testing/test/