New to S-Drive? No worries! It's actually a very simple way to host full-featured and powerful websites. We have an entire series of tutorials that will help you through many of the wonders of S-Drive.
To start, we’ll put a website on S-Drive Sites in 3 steps. We’re going to use a sweet FTP client: our very own Direct FTP (of course!) It’s easy to use, and even has a built-in code editor so you can edit your website right within the program. We also offer a free version called Free FTP that connects to S-Drive if you’re not ready to make the purchase.
With a site stored on your computer (in progress or completed), getting it live on S-Drive is easier then making popcorn. Here’s how:
- Open Direct FTP and connect to S-Drive by going to File > Quick Connect and clicking on your domain or CoffeeCup web address.
- Browse for your website files in the left pane.
- Drag all your website files from the left (local) pane to the "site" folder in the right (S-Drive) pane.
That’s it—you can now share your website with the world!
If your S-Drive account wasn’t set up in the software, it’s as simple as logging in to a website. Just go to File > Manage Servers and click the gear-shifter icon. Enter your CoffeeCup user name and password and KAZAM! You’re all set.
Is your website with a hosting provider and you don’t have a local copy? No sweat, just use Free or Direct FTP to connect to your web hosting provider. Then follow these steps:
- Create a new folder in the left (local) pane, and drag all your website files from the right (hosting server pane) into it.
- Connect to S-Drive.
- Drag all your website files from the folder you just created to the "site" folder in the right (S-Drive) pane.
Everybody can do that! Uploading to S-Drive is generally faster then uploading to a traditional hosting provider. Use S-Drive Sites to live test or easily show and share a new design/site you are working on. Use it for additional websites or full-fledged production websites. Whatever you use it for, both S-Drive and the CoffeeCup team will be with you the entire way!
One more thing: If you have been eying an additional website project or been dreaming about a great domain, you’re in luck:
You get a free domain with any paid S-Drive plan.
And just in case you’ve purchased your domain somewhere else, know that you can either point it to us or transfer it entirely. Questions about this? Drop us a note in your support room and we will be happy to help.
Good luck with your website!