Hosting a set of files, best route?

Hello, I am a new subscriber to Linode thanks to Gary Simon from DesignCourse and I have a very simple task at hand. To upload my blog's file using Linode service. In the past I have uploaded files but I am unfamiliar with the interface and with the many services Linode has to offer. Should I be using a FTP client program like FTPZilla? Can I also do this with the cPanel app? What is the suggested route for when uploading just a few HTML's and svg files? Thanks!

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There are a few different ways you can upload files to your Linode.

Uploading files via the Command Line

The easiest way to copy your files would be using the scp command. If you are comfortable with the command line, this is probably the way I would go. Here is an example of using the SCP command:

scp path/to/your/file.txt [email protected]_IP:/path/to/your/local/directory/

Uploading files via SFTP

If the command line is not your thing, you can install an SFTP client on your local computer to upload your files. I was able to locate another post you had made regarding using the SFTP client Cyberduck. A member of our support staff has replied with a solution:

Failed to connect, SFTP, Cyberduck

You can also use the SFTP client FileZilla to upload files to your Linode:

Transfer Files with FileZilla

Uploading Using cPanel

Additionally, you can use cPanel to upload files. cPanel maybe a bit of an overkill if you are just looking to upload files, but it does contain a File Manager within that allows file transfers. Please note that cPanel can only be install on a Linode running CentOS.

Here is a link to a guide on how to Install cPanel manually.

A good reference on using cPanel's File Manager can be found here.

For ease of use, you can spin up a Linode using our cPanel One Click App. More information on our One Click Apps can be found here.

I hope this reply can point you in the right direction.


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