How to Make Files Available For Download From Your Website

Have a file that you want to make available for download? Maybe it is an ebook that you’re offering as an opt in gift, or software that you’re selling, etc.

To make your free gift available for download, you’ll need to upload it somewhere on your web hosting. To do this, log in to your Cpanel and scroll down the page until you find ‘File Manager’.

Cpanel File Manager

Once you’ve opened File Manager, make sure you are in the ‘public_html’ directory. This directory is the root of your domain. To create a new folder called ‘downloads’, simply click on the ‘New Folder’ icon (see below).

Cpanel New Folder

Enter the name of your new folder (in this case ‘downloads’) and then click on the ‘Create New Folder’ button.

Cpanel Create New Folder

Double-click on the ‘downloads’ folder. This directory should be empty. Next, we will want to upload our free gift into this directory. To do this, click on the ‘Upload’ icon from the top menu bar (see below).

Cpanel Upload

Click on the ‘Choose File’ button. A new window will appear on your computer that will allow you to pick the file you want to upload. (Tip: Zip the file that you want to make available to download.) Find where you have placed your download file (e.g. report.zip) and upload it.

Cpanel File Upload

That’s all there is to it! Now all you need to do is create a link on your download page to where you have uploaded your file (e.g. http://yourdomain.com/downloads/report.zip). Your file will now be downloadable 🙂

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