How can I transfer a web site I made elsewhere to my Web Hosting account?
If you would like to move your files from your current host to a Yahoo account, or from one hosting account to another, you will need to download your files from the first account, then upload them to your new account.
We recommend using FTP to connect to your first account and download all of the files from that account to your computer at once. FTP prevents you from accidentally downloading any code that doesn't belong to your pages and allows you to easily copy not only your web pages but also your images, audio clips, and other files.
Once you have saved the downloaded files on you computer, you can transfer them to your second hosting account (upload). Use your FTP tool to connect to the second account (be sure to use the unique settings for that account — the settings you used to connect to your first account will not work), then use your tool to transfer your saved files to that account.
Manually Save Your Files
If you are unable to use an FTP tool to save your web site files to your computer, you can save your files directly from your browser as you view them. This method may take longer to complete, depending on how many HTML pages, images, and other files your site includes.
To save an HTML file:
- View the page in your browser.
- Select "Save As" from your browser's "File" menu.
- Choose a location on your computer to save the file (you might want to create a new folder to hold all of the files in this site).
- Click "Save."
To download an image, right-click on the image and choose "Save Image As" or "Save Picture As" (depending on your browser). Save your image in the same location as your web site files. (You may want to create a new subfolder to store these image files.)
NOTE: As of February 19, 2013, Yahoo Small Business has completed the transition from supporting FTP to FTPS. To avoid any connection issues, please make sure you have updated your FTP client to use your FTPS settings.