Oct 8, 2020
Northern Ireland
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
hi, very new to web development, first time uploading a website but struggling to do so

Heres what I have done

I have developed a website on sublime
I created a go daddy account and purchased a domain name and hosting plan
I went to my domain name on godaddy and clicked on file manager
I uploaded my zip with all of my files in it including index.html, extracted all in public_html folder with nothing but cgi-bin

When I search the website url I still get the godaddy default page.



Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
We would likely need some of the more sensitive data like the IP address and domain name to properly troubleshoot this, but is it possible there is a .htaccess file in the account causing this? Those are often hidden from view even in File Manager, so you may need to choose the "Show hidden files" option there to see that.

Are you using the File Manager from cPanel or one provided by GoDaddy? If it's through cPanel I would expect that to work well, but I can't say for sure how something from GoDaddy would handle the user permissions and ownership.

If you have root access to the system you can always open a ticket with us and we'd be happy to check the server for you.