Your account has both non-web accessible space and of course your web accessible space. Your user home directory , /home/USERNAME , contains many files used to operate your website. You can create new folders here to store data or information you do not want the world to know about or see. This is a good place to store database connection or other files that contain passwords or critical data. just follow these steps:
- Log in to your cPanel.
- Click on “file manager.”
- Click the public_html folder or appropriate file.
- Click upload in the middle of the screen.
To upload your "homepage" or website materials, the stuff you actually want the world to see, upload that into the "public_html" directory. You can of course create other sub directories and files there as well which will all be web accessible.
Warning - Do not delete any pre-existing files or folders you first see in your home directory.