Unzipping Files Using Cloud Sites File Manager

As we learned in Uploading Files in Cloud Sites File Manager, you can unzip files or upload zipped files during the upload process. The Cloud Sites File Manager makes this process easy and it takes only a few clicks of your mouse! Let’s see how below.

  1. Log into the Cloud Sites File Manager.
  2. Click on the upload icon upload icon from the menu at the bottom of the page.upload icon highlighted
  3. Select Upload zip… from the pop-up menu.upload zip highlighted
  4. A pop-up window will appear of your computer files, select the zip file you wish to upload and click Open.
  5. Next, choose to upload the file as a zip file or upload and unzip from the pop-up that appears.upload pop-up
  6. Once the file is uploaded, you will see it in the directory in the File Manager.zip file showing in directory

Managing File Permissions in Cloud Sites File Manager

You can determine the visibility and execution of files on your site through the Cloud Sites File Manager. In just a few clicks, you can allow permission to view, read, and execute any file you wish.

Tip: File permissions are different than user permissions. If you’re looking to change an FTP user’s permissions in Cloud Sites, that can be accomplished in the FTP section of your Cloud Sites control panel.
  1.  Log into the Cloud Sites File Manager.
  2. From the home page of the file manager, highlight the file you want to edit permissions on by selecting it with your mouse.file highlighted
  3. Click on the key icon  in the menu at the bottom of the page.key icon highlighted in menu at bottom of page
  4. A pop-up will appear with the permissions options. You can check the appropriate box or enter the octal permissions in the Manual section. Save your changes by clicking OKgif showing changing permissions
  5. Now, when you go back to the file manager home page, you will see the permissions changed. file permissions highlighted

Editing Files Using Cloud Sites File Manager

Once you upload your website and database files to your site using the Cloud Sites File Manager, you may want to edit them from time-to-time. Forget opening that external text editor! Use the Cloud Sites File Manager edit function and edit to your heart’s content and have the changes save immediately, making simple changes to your site and files as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. First, log into your Cloud Sites Control Panel.
  2. Next, log into the Cloud Sites File Manager in the site you’re working on.
  3. Click on the file you want to edit by clicking on the name of the file in the directory.file to edit highlighted
  4. A drop-down menu will appear with file options. Select Edit from this menu.file edit menu highlighted
  5. The text editor inside the Cloud Sites File Manager will appear. Edit the code you need and click Save when you are done.gif showing text edit and save
  6. To return to the File Manager, click the Close button at the bottom of the page.

Introducing Cloud Sites File Manager

Introducing the newest feature to our Cloud Sites product, the Cloud Sites File Manager. The Cloud Sites File Manager provides you the ability to upload, edit, delete, and backup your website files through one, easy interface. No more need for an external FTP client to manage your files, just log into our file manager and start getting to work!

Let’s take a look at logging into the Cloud Sites File Manager:

  1. Log into your Cloud Sites Control Panel.
  2. Select the site you want to open the file manager in from the list on the home page.cloud sites control panel home with site highlighted
  3. Open the FTP section by clicking on it.gif showing ftp section closed and opened
  4. Click the link in the File Manager section.file manager link highlighted
  5. This will open the File Manager login page. Enter your FTP user credentials and click Connect.file manager login page
  6. You are now logged into the File Manager! Next, let’s take a look at Uploading Files Using the Cloud Sites File Manager.file manager home page

Uploading Files Using Cloud Sites File Manager

Now that you’ve seen how to log into the Cloud Sites File Manager, let’s explore some of the functionality. One of the most used functions of the file manager is uploading files. Instead of using an FTP client to upload files to your site, you can now manage these uploads right within your control panel.

  1. Once you’re logged into your Cloud Sites Control Panel and select your site, log into the File Manager.cloud site file manager home page
  2. Click on the Upload icon upload icon at the bottom of the page.upload button highlighted at bottom of page
  3. A pop-up menu will appear after clicking on the icon. Select the type of upload you want to perform. See our article Unzipping Files Using Cloud Sites File Manager for instructions for zipped files. Otherwise, follow the instructions below.upload menu pop up
  4. A window will open with a listing of your files. Once you locate the file to upload, click Open to begin the upload.
  5. A file transfer pop-up will appear giving you the status of the upload.upload progress
  6. Once the upload is complete, the file will show in your directory in the File Manager.file uploaded showing in list