cPanel File Manager FAQs

How do I navigate through cPanel’s File Manager?

cPanel’s File Manager provides a quick and convenient way to navigate through your files. To access File Manager, log into your cPanel account and click File Manager, located under the Files section. This will bring up a pop-up box asking you which directory you wish to open. Most of the time, you will want to open the Web Root folder, which contains your website files.

We also recommend selecting the Show Hidden Files option, which will allow you to see all files in the directory.

How do I upload a file into my public_html folder using the cPanel’s File Manager?

  1. Log into cPanel and click on File Manager under the Files section.
  2. In the pop-up box, click on Web Root (public_html/www) then hit Go on the bottom.
  3. Click on the public_html folder on the left-hand side. The current contents of the public_html directory will be displayed on the right-hand side.
  4. Click the upload button at the top, which will open a new browser window.
  5. Browse you local computer and select the desired file(s). Once selected, the file(s) will be uploaded. A progress bar will appear at the bottom of the window.
  6. Click the Go Back to… link at the bottom of the window to return to the File Manager.

How can I use cPanel’s File Manager to create, edit, or delete files?

  1. Log into cPanel and click on File Manager under the Files section.
  2. In the pop-up box, click on the desired folder, then click Go at the bottom.
  3. Right-click any file and select Edit or Delete. A number of other useful functions is also available. Double-click any file or folder to rename it.
  4. To create a new file, simply click ‘New File’ on the top menu bar.

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