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The File Manager allows you to manage your site through HTTP, Rather than an FTP tool or other third-party application. You can upload, Create or Delete files, Organize files into folders and change file permissions. While not as sophisticated as most FTP tools, File Manager gives you all the basic functionality necessary to manage your site.


How to access the File Manager

    • Login to your account through our site login.
    • Go to your 'Accounts' home page
    • Under 'Account Overview', Click 'view' next to number of products and services.
    • Inside the "My Products & Services" list, Find your service and hit "View Details" located to the right
    • Within Service you will see "Login to cPanel" and "Login to Webmail"
    • Click on "Login to cPanel"
    • After entering "cPanel" scroll to "Category Files" and select 'File Manager'
    • Then you will be able to pick the directory for which to open File Manager:

Creating a new folder

        Folders are a very useful way of adding an organization and a structure to your account. They make the maintenance of the site much easier.


    • Click on the "New Folder" link.
    • Enter the name of the new folder and define the location where it will be created.
    • Click on the "Create New Folder" button. The new folder will appear in the chosen location.

Uploading files in File Manager

        You can start uploading files through File Manager by clicking on the "Upload" icon.


    • Navigate to the folder where you want to upload your files.
    • Click on the "Upload" icon.
    • Click on the "Browse" button next to one of the top fields.
    • Search for and double-click on the first file to upload. The upload will start automatically.
    • Repeat the above steps for each file you want to upload.
    • Click on the "Overwrite Existing Files" check box if you want to overwrite existing files with the same name.

Creating a new file

        For small files it can be easier to create them online rather than on your home computer. To create a new file please follow the steps.

      • Navigate to the folder where you want to upload your files.
      • Click on the "New File" link.
      • Enter the name of the file to be created. Please remember to add the correct extension. For example if you create a Perl file, The extension will be .pl.
      • Pick the destination where the file should be saved and click on the "Create New File" button. The file is created.

    Editing a file

          Editing an existing file through the File Manager allows you to make immediate changes to your web site without having to upload a new version of the file. This is useful for small changes but would be inefficient for large alterations. To edit a file please follow the steps.

        • Navigate to the folder where the file is located.
        • Click on the name of the file.
        • Click on the 'Edit Link' in the top menu of your window. This will open a new window with the content of the file displayed.
        • Alter the text of the file.
        • Click on the "Save Changes" button when you are ready. The file is saved and the changes will take effect from now on.
        • You can use more sophisticated editors, Such as the Code Editor and the HTML Editor. You can also click on the "View Link" in the File Manager main menu. The file will be opened for reading and you will not be able to edit . .


      Extracting/Compressing a file

            You can extract archive files using the 'Extract' function. Found in the top right.

            You can also create your own archives. Select the files and folders which you want to include in the archive, click 'Compress' and then 'Compress File(s)'.

        Troubleshooting

          If you have problems please contact our staff via 'Open a New Ticket' on the 'Account Home Page', Thank you.

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