Using the file manager

The file manager will allow you to perform any FTP or management functions as required without any special software. This tutorial will assume that you are already logged into your cPanel. If you are having problems doing that or don't know how, please view the tutorial named: How to log into cPanel.

On your cPanel main page scroll down to the files section and click on the file manager link to load the file manager interface. You can use the file manager to upload files to your account, delete files, change file permissions and several other functions.

On the left side you will find an expandable list of the folders in your account. On the right is a list of all the files and folders within the folder that you select on the left. The public_html folder is where your website files are located.

To upload files, click on the folder icon (in the list on the left hand side) of the folder you want to upload into, then click on the upload link in the list at the top of the page. This will take you to a page that will show how much space is available for uploads and give you the option to select files for upload.

Click on the browse button and look through the files on your computer for the one you wish to upload. When you find it, click on it and click open. If you have more files to upload, repeat this. Otherwise, click on the back link at the bottom of the page to take you back to the main file manager page. It will verify that your page(s) have been uploaded successfully.

There are several things you can do with files in the file manager including delete, rename, view, edit and change permissions. Each item will bring up a separate screen that will give you directions to follow to perform the task. It is a quick and easy way to access and manage your files without having to use an FTP program.

You can now click the home link in the upper left corner and return to the main cPanel page or to exit cPanel use the logout link in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS logout of cPanel before closing.

For additional assistance, contact us by submitting a support ticket.

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