How do I move my files and make sure I publish to public_html?

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NancyB / 21 Points
2012-02-29 11:59 am EST
File Management
I use a software program to create my website. It has a publish to web feature built in. I published to the wrong directory, apparently. How do I move the folders with all the files to the right directory and what should I have typed in the box for the directory location? This is what I typed in.

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13,688 Points
2012-02-29 12:13 pm EST
Hello NancyB,

I'm sorry you're having trouble publishing your site.

I have moved these files for you into the public_html folder, but I wanted to make sure you have the following information should you need to do this yourself in the future.

Either the cPanel File Manager or an FTP program can be used to move files in your account.

Since is your main domain name, public_html is the correct directory to upload your files to. In your publishing settings, please type in just public_html for the directory location.

I noticed that you have an Addon domain as well. If you will be using the same program to publish to that Addon domain, you will want to set the directory for that site to public_html/ (replacing with your actual Addon domain name's folder name).

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.


Christi N.

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