How to Upload HTML Files to a Web Host

Here are two methods for uploading HTML files to a web host, one through the web hosting dashboard and the other using FTP (File Transfer Protocol):

Method 1: Using the Web Hosting Dashboard

  1. Login to Your Hosting Account: Access your hosting provider's dashboard by logging in with your credentials.
  2. Navigate to File Manager: Locate the File Manager or a similar file management tool in your hosting dashboard.
  3. Upload HTML File: Use the file manager to upload your HTML file. Select the Upload option, choose your file, and upload it to the desired directory, often "public_html".
  4. Set Permissions (if needed): Verify and set the correct permissions for your HTML file. Typically, 644 permissions are suitable for web pages.
  5. Check Your Website: Confirm that your HTML file is accessible by entering your domain in a web browser.

Method 2: Using FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

  1. Download an FTP Client: Install an FTP client on your computer, such as FileZilla, Cyberduck, or WinSCP.
  2. Retrieve FTP Credentials: In your hosting dashboard, find the FTP or SFTP credentials. This usually includes a hostname, username, password, and port number.
  3. Launch FTP Client: Open your FTP client and enter the provided credentials to connect to your web server.
  4. Navigate to Website Directory: Once connected, navigate to the directory where you want to upload your HTML file. This is often the "public_html" folder.
  5. Upload HTML File: Locate your HTML file on your local computer within the FTP client and upload it to the corresponding directory on the server.
  6. Set Permissions (if needed): Check and adjust file permissions if required, ensuring the HTML file is set to 644 or as recommended by your hosting provider.
  7. Verify Your Website: Confirm that your HTML file is accessible by visiting your domain in a web browser.


Both methods offer a straightforward way to upload HTML files, giving you flexibility based on your preferences and hosting provider capabilities. Choose the one that aligns with your comfort level and the tools provided by your hosting service.