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.

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

 

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

How to Access cPanel File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel.

  1. Scroll down a little to find the File Manager link. Now click on File Manager.

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    Notice that File Manager has been opened in a new tab of your browser.
    You’re now in the File Manager area.

  2. To log out of the File Manager, just close the tab.

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    Now you can log out of cPanel. Click the log out button at the top of the screen.

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  3. Click on Logout to log out of cPanel.

 

Understanding Menu Items in File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.
The cPanel File Manager has powerful features to manage your files. Let’s check all of the features you can use in this web-based file manager.

  1. You can create new files and new folders with these menu items.

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    You can copy files and folders into  the same or other folders. You can also move them easily.

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  2. To delete files, simply click on Delete.

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    An FTP client is no longer needed to upload and download files and folders. You can simply do it via these buttons!

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    You can even edit text based files like HTML, PHP and text files with the help of these menu items! No need to use web page editors for small changes.

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  3. Some web based script installations will require you to change file and folder permissions, which you can do with this button.

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  4. View files by clicking this button.

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  5. Have too many files to upload? Just compress it and upload it in a ZIP file and extract it with this button.

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  6. Too many files to download? Just compress it with this button.

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  7. This area shows the file and folder structure of your website.

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  8. This area shows the contents of the selected file or folder (in this case, the public_html folder).

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  9. These navigation buttons let you go to other folders, reload file lists and select or deselect files and folders.

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  10. You can also search files here.

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    We will learn all these navigation items in detail in the next tutorials.

 

Understanding File Structure in File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.

  1. All of your website’s files should be in the public_html folder. When you are in File Manager, always select it first to access your files.

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  2. You can find which folder you are accessing now by checking the path here.

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    The public_ftp folder has all your public ftp account data.

  3. Click on public_ftp to continue.

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    Unless you are an advanced user, we strongly advise you not to touch or modify the contents of this folder.

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    You are now in your public_ftp folder. You can see all the data uploaded by anonymous FTP users.

  4. Let’s check the Mail folder. Click on Mail.

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    You are now in the mail folder. Here you’ll see the same folders as you see in your mail client. All of your email data will be stored in these folders.
    Unless you are an advanced user, we recommend that you do not modify the contents of this folder either.
    Now let’s have a glance at the other folders.
    This folder contains the cPanel software data.

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    This folder contains encrypted passwords.

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    As the folder name suggests, this folder is .trash, all deleted files and folders are moved here.

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    This folder contains access logs for your website.

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  5. You can access any of the folders or sub folders directly by typing the path here.

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    Type your desired path and click the Go button.

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    You are now in your desired folder.

 

How To Create New Files and Folders in File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.

  1. Click on New File.

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    Leave the public_html path as it is because we always need to upload files in this folder. You will learn how to upload files in subfolders a little later.

  2. Type the file name here.

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  3. Then click Create New File.

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    Your file has been created successfully.

  4. Let’s create a new folder now. Click on New Folder.

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  5. Type the folder name here.

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  6. Please type the path where you want to create this new folder.In this case, we will keep it as it is.

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  7. Click Create New Folder to continue.

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    Your folder was created successfully.

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    You can also see it in the left margin.

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How To Copy and Move Files in File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.

  1. Select the file you want to copy. Let’s select testfile.html.

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  2. Click on Copy.

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  3. Please type the file destination, in this case, we will use the “test” folder, then click on Copy File(s).

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    You have successfully copied the file. To check it, either double click on the “folder name” in the right margin, or single click on the “folder name” in the left margin.

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    It’s there. You have successfully copied the file.

  4. Now let’s Move newtest.html to thepublic_html folder. Select newtest.html, and click Move file.

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  5. Make sure your path is public_html only. Now click on Move file(s).

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  6. Notice that the newtest.html file is gone from this list. To confirm that it has moved to public_html, click it in the left margin.

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    Congratulations, you have successfully moved the file. You can also copy multiple files by simply pressing the control key, selecting them and dragging the files to the destination folder in the right margin. Or you can move a single file by just dragging it to the destination folder in the left margin.