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How To Use File Manager In CPanel

What is File Manager?

The File Manager allows you to manage your site through your browser within cPanel rather than an FTP tool or other third-party application. You can upload, create, or delete files as well as edit, view, and organize files in folders. File Manager gives you all the basic functionality needed to manage your site.

**All pictures are for reference only. The actual layout of your interface may differ from the images below**

**You will need to change all references of to the domain that you currently have the hosting package on.**

How do I access File Manager?

STEP 1: You will first need to log into your cPanel interface.

You can log in at replacing the example with your domain name.

**If you need help logging in, our technical support department would be happy to help. Just submit a ticket requesting your login credentials and be sure to include the domain name you need access to.**

STEP 2: Click on the File Manager icon in the Files section of your cPanel.

file manager

STEP 3: You will be able to pick the directory for which to open File Manager:

select directory

The File Manager appears as follows:

file manager files

File Manager Features:

New File – Allows you to create new files on the server.

New Folder – Allows you to create new folders on the server.

Copy – Allows you to copy a given file or folder and place it in a directory

Move File – Allows you to move files within your account (may also drag and drop files to their destinations)

Upload – Allows you to upload local files onto the server.

Download – Allows you to download files from the server to your personal computer.

Delete – Allows you to delete files or folders from the server.

Rename – Allows you to rename your files or folders.

Edit, Code Editor, HTML editor – These allow you to edit the contents of a selected file in different formats.

Change Permissions – Allows you to change the permissions on a file or folder.

View – Allows you to view the contents of a selected file.

Extract – Allows you to extract archived files ( .zip, .tar.gz, etc.) by selecting the file and clicking the icon.

Compress – Allows you to compress files and folders by selecting the files and clicking the icon.

If you encounter any errors or problems with this process, please contact our technical support department. They will be happy to help resolve any issues you experience.

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