Advantages of uploading Virtual Tours on your website
1. Improved Speed and Visibility:
Hosting website pages on your website hosting often results in better speed and visibility. When pages are served directly from your hosting server, they load faster, providing a more responsive user experience. This is particularly important for retaining visitors and positively impacting search engine rankings.
Tutorial: Uploading Source HTML to a Your Hosting Website
Now, let's proceed with the steps to upload my Virtual tour's source HTML to your website system.
- Source HTML files for virtual tours are ready for deployment (These source HTML files will be sent to you in full upon the project's final).
- Access information to your website hosting server (You can ask your website hosting provider for this information).
Step-by-step uploading source HTML to your hosting website:
1. Connect to the Hosting Server:
Use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) to connect to your website hosting. You can use an FTP client like FileZilla, Cyberduck, or any other preferred tool.
In this tutorial, we use FileZilla to connect to the server and upload HTML sources to our website.
Link download FileZilla software here.
After downloading and installing FileZilla software on your computer, open the software and click on the icon as shown below.
Next, create a new connection by clicking New site > enter your website name > enter the login information to your hosting server from your provider > Finally click Connect to complete the connection to the system website hosting.
Note: In the "Encryption" section, please switch to "Only use plain FTP (insecure)".
2. Navigate to the Web Root Directory:
Locate the web root directory on the hosting server. This is the main folder where the website files are stored. It's often named "public_html" or "www.".
If you connect your website hosting using FileZilla, the root directory of the website will be in the "Remote site" area.
3. Upload Source HTML Files:
Copy your source HTML files of virtual tours (These files are provided by CAV Studio) and upload them to the web root directory. Ensure that you maintain the correct folder structure if your website has multiple pages or assets.
Note: You need to choose the correct directory structure and table of contents structure for your website to upload the source HTML of the virtual tour file to the right place you want. The common website path structure is: "website_name/folder_path/index.html".
When you use FileZilla, navigate to where you saved your HTML source on your computer select ALL --> Right-click --> and select Upload to upload them to your website hosting.
4. Test the Website:
Open a web browser and navigate to your domain. Test the website thoroughly to ensure all pages load correctly, and functionality is as expected.
- Before making any changes, always create backups. If you use version control (e.g., Git, Server local), commit your changes to the repository.
- Keep thorough documentation of the changes made, including any configurations or settings adjusted during the upload process. This documentation is valuable for future updates or troubleshooting.
Following the steps, you'll successfully upload your source HTML of the virtual tour to your website, providing you with a customized and controlled web presence.