How to manage File Manager in cPanel

The File Manager is a web application, which can be used to view, add, modify and delete the website files from your account in the cPanel. All the essential functionality needed to manage your website are offered by the File Manager. It is a trouble free and speedy way to look through the files on your website.

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to manage the File Manager in cPanel. You just to follow the below-mentioned procedure:

Manage File Manager in cPanel

Step 1-  Log into your cPanel account

The first step to start this tutorial is to log into your cPanel account by entering your username and password.

Login to cpanel

Step 2-  Tap on the File Manager icon

Look into the Files section in your cPanel home screen. In this section, you have to click on the File Manager icon.


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Step 3- Directory Selection

When you click on the File Manager icon, the browser will take you to “Directory Selection”. There will be a dialogue box appear on the screen, where you have to log into. You have to choose We Root option to go to your public_html folder immediately. After that, click on the “Go” option on the bottom.

Step 4- Directories

In the File Manager interface, you can perform lots of functions. There is a “Directory Listing” on the left section of the cPanel File Manager and you can find a list of all the directories available in your account here. You need to click a folder on the left side and we have selected the “public_html folder” in our case.

public_html in cpanel

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Step 5- File Listing section

You will be able to find a list of all the folders and files in the folder you have selected on the right side. The files of your website should go into the “public_html” folder.

Step 6- Click on the upload button

You have to tap on the upload button above on the top of the File manager tool bar. This function can be used by you to upload files to your account.

 upload in cpanel


Step 7- Create a New folder

There is a need to create a new folder in this step. First of all, you have to click on the “New Folder” option in the cPanel file manager, which can be seen in the File Manager tool bar. A new folder should be developed by a new folder button where your files can be stored.

new folder in cpanel

Step 8- New folder name

A dialogue box will pop up as soon as you click on the “New Folder” button. You need to type the New Folder Name in the space offered to describe the location where it needs to be created. Now, you just need to click on the “Create New Folder” button. You can see that the new folder has appeared in your preferred location.

new file in cpanel

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Step 9- Change Permissions

You can use cPanel File Manager interface to change the permissions of your folders and files. You need to click on the “change permission” button on the section “File Manager” tool bar in order to do so.

permissions in cpanel

That’s it. If you follow above steps, you can easily manage the file manager in your cPanel account. Feel free to write in the comment box, if you have any questions related to this post.

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