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How to publish your web site with Sandvox

This article describes how to publish your Sandvox-developed web site to an A2 Hosting server.

This article assumes that you have already created a web site using Sandvox, and you are ready to publish it to an A2 Hosting web server. For general information about how to use Sandvox to create a web site, please visit http://www.karelia.com/sandvox.

Publishing a Sandvox web site to an A2 Hosting server

After you create a web site in Sandvox, you can publish it to the A2 Hosting server associated with your account. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In Sandvox, click the Setup Host icon:

    Sandvox - Setup Host

  2. Under Where will this site be published?, click On A Remote Host (FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV), and then click Continue:

    Sandvox - Where to publish

  3. The hosting account dialog appears:

    Sandvox - Hosting account settings

  4. In the What URL will visitors use to access this site? text box, type your web site's domain name, starting with http://. For example, type http://www.example.com.

    If DNS has not updated for your domain name yet, you can use the server's shared URL for your account instead. For information about how to determine the correct shared URL for your account, please see this article.
  5. In the Server text box, type the name of the A2 Hosting server where your account is located.

    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  6. In the Protocol list box, select SFTP.

    SFTP is the most secure method for publishing your Sandvox web site.
  7. In the Port text box, type 7822.
  8. In the Username text box, type your A2 Hosting account (cPanel) username.
  9. In the Password text box, type your A2 Hosting account (cPanel) password.

    If you do not know your cPanel username or password, you can use the A2 Hosting Customer Portal to view it. For more information, please see this article.
  10. In the Folder text box, type public_html.
  11. Click Continue. Sandvox uses the account settings you provided to test the connection to the web server. When this information is correct and the test succeeds, the following dialog appears:

    Sandvox - Connectivity test

  12. To publish your web site on the A2 Hosting server, click the Publish icon at the top of the Sandvox screen.
  13. When Sandvox finishes publishing your web site to the A2 Hosting server, visitors on the Internet can view it in their web browsers.

More Information

For more information about Sandvox, please visit http://www.karelia.com/sandvox.