Bluehost Web Hosting Help
Finding the URL of a File
If you want to share a web file with friends or the public, you first need to determine the path of the file.
- Login to FTP or File Manager and note the parent folder where your file is stored (normally the public_html folder).
- Double click the appropriate folder icon to navigate inside public_html. If you are unfamiliar with the File Manager, please look at our Navigating the File Manager article.
- If you see the file here, you are done. If you need to navigate inside more folders to find your file, note each folder. (Folder names are case-sensitive, so you must use the exact capitalization and spelling.)
- Once you locate your file, you should have noted the full path (a list of the folders you must go inside, respectively, to find that file).
- Now simply add the file name, exactly as it appears, to the end of the path. (File names are case-sensitive, so you must use the exact capitalization and spelling.)
Here are some examples:
- Almost there! Now you just need to replace "public_html" with http and your primary domain name (example.com in the examples below).
- Try to browse these URL's and you will see the file you uploaded.
URLs with Addon Domains and Subdomains
This can even be done for addon and subdomains. Just replace the
public_html/subfolder/ part with the addon (addondomain.com) or subdomain name (subdomain.example.com).
For example, if my addon domain is myblogdomain.com, and the document root for that domain is the subfolder
/myblogdomain/ (inside public_html of course).
A path like
public_html/myblogdomain/includes/Movies/bigjump.avi would become
Recommended Help Content
How to find your WordPress Database
This article explains how to find the database in use by a Wordpress site. (updated 37 days ago)
This article will explain how to access the mail folder for a particular email through the file manager. (updated 858 days ago)
Intro to FTP
There are many ways that you can transfer files and folder to and from your hosting account. We highly recommend using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program to quickly upload and download files. We (updated 1031 days ago)
Related Help Content
Cron Jobs with PHP and other File Types
This article will explain how to run php and other file types using Cron jobs. (updated 16 days ago)
Password Protect a File
How do I Password Protect a single file on my website? (updated 1028 days ago)
Password Protect a folder on your website
How do I password protect a folder on my website? (updated 231 days ago)
How to host the Primary Domain from a subfolder (.htaccess)
How do I make a sub directory (or sub folder) act as the public_html for your main domain? (updated 59 days ago)
Setting file and user permissions
Short tutorial on how to set file and user Permissions in cPanel. (updated 1035 days ago)
Password Protected Folder Gives Continual Prompts
What should I do if I am having problems with multiple password prompts on my password protected directory? (updated 2053 days ago)
How do I see how much disk space I'm using?
Learn how to find out how much of the unlimited disk space you have used. (updated 1021 days ago)
File Manager Overview - Accessing the File Manager
This article will give a basic overview of the File Manager and explain how to access it. (updated 841 days ago)