WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning. It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers.

To create a WebDav connection to your hosted web server please take the following steps:

For Windows 8:

    • Open My Computer folder. Click the Computer tab and select Map Network Drive.
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    • When the Map Network Drive wizard appears, enter your domain name or IP address of your web server (For eg: http://domainname.com) then click Finish.
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  • You will be prompted for username and password:
    • If your account is on Windows 2008 platform, please use the user name (UPN) of your default web server user and the password of this user (for example: myaccount@myaccount.serveronline.net). You can view your default web server user in HostPilot at 'Users' page.
    • If your account is on Windows 2003/2000 platform, please use credentials of your existing Site User. You can view your existing site users in HostPilot at 'Web/FTP Server > Web Server > Site Users' page.

Once these steps have been completed, the networked drive should open in Windows Explorer.

For Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  • Open the Map Network Drive wizard. This can be accomplished by using one of the following methods:
    • Opening a folder in Windows Explorer and clicking Tools, then Map Network Drive.


    • Opening the Network and Sharing Center in the Windows Control Panel and clicking Tools, then Map Network Drive.


    • Right-clicking on the desktop icons for Computer or Network, then clicking Map Network Drive.

  • When the Map Network Drive wizard appears, enter your domain name or IP address of your web server (For eg: http://domainname.com) then click Finish.


  • You will be prompted for username and password:
    • If your account is on Windows 2008 platform, please use the user name (UPN) of your default web server user and the password of this user (for example: myaccount@myaccount.serveronline.net). You can view your default web server user in HostPilot at 'Users' page.
    • If your account is on Windows 2003/2000 platform, please use credentials of your existing Site User. You can view your existing site users in HostPilot at 'Web/FTP Server > Web Server > Site Users' page.

Once these steps have been completed, the networked drive should open in Windows Explorer.

For Windows XP:

  • Open Windows Explorer. Double click My Network Places.
  • Double-click Add Network Place.
  • Click Next.
  • Choose Choose another network location option and click Next.
  • Enter your domain name or IP address of your web server (For eg: http://domainname.com) and click Next.

  • You will be prompted for username and password:
    • If your account is on Windows 2008 platform, please use the user name (UPN) of your default web server user and the password of this user (for example: myaccount@myaccount.serveronline.net). You can view your default web server user in HostPilot at 'Users' page.
    • If your account is on Windows 2003/2000 platform, please use credentials of your existing Site User. You can view your existing site users in HostPilot at 'Web/FTP Server > Web Server > Site Users' page.
  • Give a name for the connection and click "Next".
  • Click "Finish".

To make a connection go to My Network Places and double click the connection you created.

To publish your web site using WebDav connection via Microsoft Expression Web please take the following steps:

  • Open File and click Publish Site.

  • Select WebDav and enter your domain name or IP address of your web server (For eg: http://domainname.com)  into Remote Web site location and click OK.

  • You will be prompted for username and password:
    • If your account is on Windows 2008 platform, please use the user name (UPN) of your default web server user and the password of this user (for example: myaccount@myaccount.serveronline.net). You can view your default web server user in HostPilot at 'Users' page.
    • If your account is on Windows 2003/2000 platform, please use credentials of your existing Site User. You can view your existing site users in HostPilot at 'Web/FTP Server > Web Server > Site Users' page.