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How to Upload Content to the Plesk Server Using FTP?

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Watch this video for a step by step process on how to upload the website content in Plesk

FTP refers to File Transfer Protocol, a method of transferring files over the Internet. A special program called an FTP client is required to upload files via FTP. FileZilla is a free and reliable FTP client. You can download it here:

Its documentation can be found here:

No doubt you can use a different FTP client if you want. You need the following information for connecting to an FTP server:

  • FTP server address: The FTP address should be, where refers to your site’s Internet address.
  • FTP username: It is same as your system username. The system username may differ from the username used for logging in to Plesk. For finding your system user name, go to Websites & Domains and click Web Hosting Access. You will find this under Username. If you want to change the system username, you can change it.
  • FTP password: It is similar to your system user password. If you want to find your system user password, go to Websites & Domains and click Web Hosting Access. Here you can reset the password under Password.

Steps to Publish a Website Using FTP:

You can connect your subscription on the server with an FTP client program, using your FTP account username and password.

1. If you are behind a firewall, enable passive mode.

2. Then upload the files and directories of your site to the httpdocs directory. In case you use CGI scripts, rest them in the cgi-bin directory.

3. Close your FTP session.

You have now learned to upload content on the Plesk Server using FTP.

Pallavi is a Digital Marketing Executive at MilesWeb and has an experience of over 4 years in content development. She is interested in writing engaging content on business, technology, web hosting and other topics related to information technology.