This question depends largely on what tools you are using to create and manage the content of your site. There are four primary approaches people use.
- Many web design tools have the built-in ability to upload content directly to our service through a "Publish" option. If you are using such a tool, you can set it up to publish your site via SFTP.
- It is also possible to develop content in one tool and then upload it with a separate SFTP program, like WinSCP (for Windows) or Transmit (for Mac). (Linux also has graphical SFTP tools, but they vary widely by distribution and desktop environment.)
- Some people prefer to hand-code their site, either directly on our servers via ssh or using a command-line tool like rsync or git to deploy remotely.
- A less-common option is to use a tool like ExpanDrive or sshfs to make our web server appear like a local directory, allowing you to use whatever editor, graphical file manager or command line tools you wish to manage your content on our servers from your local computer.
In all cases, you'll need to check the documentation for the program you are using for specific instructions, but at a minimum you will require the connection information for your site to upload successfully.
We do not provide any "built-in" web tools in our member interface for content authoring. Such tools tend to be very limited; they offer only basic functionality and tend to produce a whole lot of nearly identical websites. As such, they do not provide the sophisticated and powerful options expected by our members.