Help & Tutorials - HTML Editor Topics
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Beginner's Guide

Set-up Access (Connect to your Website)

The first time you try to set-up an HTML Editor account, it will ask you to enter your website's FTP access (File Transfer Protocol). This is a standard method of connecting to a website's hosting account (the virtual location of your website) for editing/publishing purposes.


Video Tutorial (How to Connect to your website)

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FTP Access

Without FTP access, the editing system would have no way of connecting to your website files in order to allow you to make edits. (If you pay for a web hosting account, you should have the right to your FTP access)

Where to get this information if you don't have it

When you first registered your site for a web hosting account, your web hosting company would have emailed you this information in a welcome letter. FTP access consists of a username, a password and often a FTP address (also called FTP host).

FTP information can be obtained from your hosting company. You will need the host name (often , .net, .org) your user name and password which are often case sensitive. The remote directory is where your website files (pages, pics, documents) are stored. Common directories are www, public_html or httpdocs. If you are not sure, please contact your hosting company for this information.

Tip: On most occasions your web hosting company and/or the web designer (if applicable) will have this information.
Here's an example:
Your Domain:
FTP / Hostname:
Username: something
Password: xHie8ck

The editing system needs the following FTP information in order to connect to your website:

- FTP / Hostname
- Username
- Password
- Remote Directory

Once you have received confirmation that your FTP information has been verified you may begin using the editing system.

How do I update my existing HTML Editor's Hosting Information on Easy WebContent?
Should you ever need to update your your existing HTML Editor account Hosting Information you can do so easily by:

Step 1:
On the "My WebSites" section of your account click the "Manage this site" option next to the site you want to access.

Mange this site

Step 2:
Select the "Hosting Information" from the expanded panel. This will take you to the Hosting panel of site you wish to update.

Mange this site

FTP Access

Important Notes

- Username and Passwords are often case sensitive. Even spaces between letters may result in errors connecting to a site.
- If your FTP information ever changes, you must update it on the editing system to connect to your site or you will receive the following error:

FTP Connection Error


Common topics for beginner's and new users:
- Helpful Tips
- Logging in to the System
- Set-up Access (Connect to your Website)
- Accessing your web pages
- Editing Your web pages